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November 14, 2020

'Kintsugi' - Celebrating Imperfections

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together using gold, something I instantly fell in love with and wanted to share with you.

The idea: broken ceramics should not be neglected or thrown away, but rather, we should still respect them, treat them with care and embrace their imperfection.

I see it as a wonderful metaphor.

In most modern societies, we seek perfection. Kintsugi celebrates the imperfection.

We disguise our bruises whilst Kintsugi highlights and emphasises the cracks and faults.

Where we feel ashamed of our shortcomings, Kintsugi celebrates them.

I think that we all need to celebrate our imperfections a little more.

So, don’t hide your broken pieces.

You’ve worked hard to mend them together, let it show.

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”  —  L. Cohen

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