Kintsukuroi: Broken Places are Golden
This is a wonderful post from Jamie Walters, shared by my friend Linda of http://litebeing.com/. Perfect to reflect on as the year comes to closure and something to remind yourself of daily – the beauty and value of your splendidly perfect imperfection.
I admit, the sheer beauty of some of these words calls me to them and inspires me into their mysteries!
Kismet, Wabi Sabi, Wu Wei (the art of non-doing), and Kintsukoroi, for example. Each has its own mystery, its own invitation to us.
Kintsukoroi, for its part, is the exquisite inclination to see the potential beauty in and then make art from the shards of something that’s broken.
As Leonard Cohen sang, “There is a crack … a crack in everything; that’s how the light shines through.”
Those working the magic of Kintsukoroi piece things back together, using precious metals like gold, silver, and I’d suggest copper, because it’s beautiful.
Why do they do this? Why do they bother with something that most…
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