Kintsukuroi - the art of becoming more beautiful for having been broken

Kintsukuroi - the art of becoming more beautiful for having been broken

This is one of my favorite art forms. It speaks to me because in a society which throws the broken away, people and things, it reminds me of the beauty in things which have been mended in a way that does not hide faults, but emphasized the beauty in mending.
I've been feeling fragile, my spine made of glass, broken in a million pieces. I've been in bed contemplating my upcoming surgery on my cervical spine. Actually terrified. 
But with Kintsukuroi, instead of the break diminishing the bowl's appeal, the bowl has become more beautiful for having been broken. The true life of the bowl began the moment it was droppedThe proof of of its fragility and its resilience is what makes it beautiful.
We all can be considered "broken" in some way. How we chose to repair ourselves is what matters most We all have struggles and scars. Let's celebrate them. It is what makes us more beautiful and valuable. Breakage and mending are honest parts of a past which should not be hidden. Your wounds and healing are a part of your history; a part of who you are. Every beautiful thing is damaged. You are that beauty; we all are. Let's honor our resilience. We are Kintsukuroi

10 comments (Add your own)

1. Kristina Klepac wrote:
MissLili Pants One of the truly beautiful things about Kintsukuroi is not only more beautiful from the kintsukuroi but that it is stronger afterwards as well

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:45 PM

2. Dolphina and Goddess Life - wrote:
Kristina Klepac thank you sweet sister. I want to celebrate strength and becoming stronger too.

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:46 PM

3. kristina klepac wrote:
You will! I promise! Right now you are learning to take control and beat it into submission like the goddess you are! Remember: Lupus does not have you, you have lupus

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:47 PM

4. Jerome Fortin wrote:
What once was broken, was made whole again and gained strength with a little golden love.

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:48 PM

5. Chrissy Nola wrote:
i wish u the best of luck with your surgery dolphina and for a speedy recovery!!!!

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:49 PM

6. teriyarbrow wrote:
Great metaphor! Blessings to you!

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:49 PM

7. claud.furst wrote:

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:50 PM

8. avavardo wrote:

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:51 PM

9. jessicajanesammut wrote:
l o v e 👊🏼

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:51 PM

10. wanderlustbetty✌ wrote:
love this!

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 10:52 PM

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