Extract from A Slow-Motion Demise, a Fast-Forward Repair by Madeleine Berenson

“I recently learned about “kintsugi,” the Japanese art of using powdered precious metals to repair broken pottery. It’s based on the belief that breakage is part of an object’s life, and that when mended with gold, platinum or, in my case, the tender love of a beloved middle child, unsightly cracks are transformed into something uniquely sublime.”

Thoughts: This reminds me of the time we discussed over the necessity of fiction. The reality of this scenario, despite low probability of similar cases happening, gives people hope that real life can be the ultimate summation of dreams, but with rocks thrown in our paths that mold us into better characters.


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