There’s a beautiful Japanese art form called kintsugi. It’s centuries old and uses pure gold to repair broken pottery.
This method is used to celebrate the unique history of each fracture and break. The repair and revitalization usually makes the piece more beautiful.
More beautiful by being broken and mended.
Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which calls for seeing beauty in the flawed or imperfect. The repair method was also born from the Japanese feeling of mottainai, which expresses regret when something is wasted, as well as mushin, the acceptance of change.From MyModernMet.com (I encourage you to visit this site, because pictures.)
In her book, The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp says, “The question of how to live with brokenness, it’s remade me, reformed me, reshaped me — again.”
I think we live with brokenness one broken person to another. One Kintsugi mended person to another. We’re all beautifully flawed.
Enjoy a Bill Gaither oldie, European style. ❤