A good friend of mine mentioned Kintsukuroi to me a while back. I immediately searched for its meaning.
Kintsugi “golden joinery”, also known as Kintsukuroi “golden repair”, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. (Source)
It’s amazing to me how the Japanese can create something more beautiful from the broken pieces. Instead of hiding the flaws, they showcase it.
I think we can learn so much from this Japanese art.
Image from Wikipedia
Many things can happen in our lifetime, and some of these can leave us shattered. Don’t be ashamed of your failures, mistakes, and experiences.
Keep your head up high, and be proud of how strong you have become.
You are a masterpiece.
Note: I dedicate this special song to all daily warriors who might feel empty, unlovable, worthless, or hopeless.