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"), 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. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi]
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!