Kintsugi is the Japanese skill of fixing damaged ceramics using lacquer dusted or mixed with gold, silver, or platinum powder.

The idea is that breaking and repair are important parts of an object’s history. Instead of hiding damage, Kintsugi emphasises it.

If you think about imperfections in pottery in this way, you might see them as beautiful. It might also be a good idea to think about them in other parts of our lives.

The most powerful souls have risen from the depths of pain; the most enormous personalities are marred with scars.

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