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The Art of Being Broken

Kintsukuroi (“golden mend”) is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer resin laced with gold or silver. As well as a nifty form of repair, kintsukuroi has a deeper philosophical significance.

I have mended my body and my mind.

Before, too along ago, I was captive for my crazymaker personas.  That was before my stroke.  I was puzzled about how should I put myself back together again.  I was like Humpty Dumpty… falling.  And, never reaching the dirt.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

As Barbara Bloom said, “When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”


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