broken pieces of glass on the floor, still salvageable

pick the big pieces up but some are so fine, little pieces of shard, pieces like dust, they just blow away into anywhere gone missing

or maybe somehow get deeply embedded in the skin unknowingly upon trying to walk on through

The pain of something unseen.

perfectly broken, you can glue all you like but the cracks are still there

just put it on a shelf, tuck away in the back maybe no one will notice

perfectly broken all packed away why isn’t it something special still

doesn’t it still have a story to tell

perfectly broken

like me

like you ~


Kintsugi  -Translated to “golden joinery,” Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi, which means “golden repair”) is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery, ceramic and glass with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, that has been heavily influenced by prevalent philosophical ideas. Namely, the practice is related to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which calls for seeing beauty in the flawed or imperfect. The repair method was also born from the Japanese feeling of mottainai, which expresses regret when something is wasted, as well as mushin, the acceptance of change.

Published on: Oct 20, 2017



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