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  • Susan J. Leviton

"Golden Repair"

Updated: Nov 14, 2021

Taking the broken and turning it into something beautiful.

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"),[1] is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.[2][3][4] As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. []

I just learned about kintsugi and it made me think of how many of us see ourselves as broken, damaged. What a lovely idea this is, to turn something negative into something beautiful and unique. Never forget that you, too, regardless of the pain in your past, are beautiful and unique!

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