There is a Japanese art form and philosophy known as Kintsukuroi , which is a technique where broken pottery is mended with gold, silver, or platinum dusted lacquer so that the piece is “repaired with gold.” It is a philosophy that holds the journey of an object’s breakage and repair as an important visual of the object’s history that deserves to shine through rather than be disguised. The broken is the beauty.
There is a ton of broken in our world right now. I am hyper aware of and equally sensitive to all that is in utter disrepair on every possible level, globally, nationally, regionally, locally, and personally. It has been breaking me or I have been breaking myself over it for a very long time. But I serve no one but the darkness when I allow disrepair to remain.
All this broken in our world and within each one of us can be illuminated in the repairing. There is much mending to do in ourselves and in the world and it can’t be forgotten or disguised. Rather we can fill in the spaces between us with gold, silver and platinum and let the broken shine through in tribute to our incredible bravery on this our life’s journey at every possible level, globally, nationally, regionally, locally, and within.
Let’s illuminate and shine forth as we rebuild the deep broken of our time.
“And if you think you can break me, Baby you’re crazy.” -Steven Tyler