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The Silver Lining of Surviving
There is a centuries-old Japanese tradition that involves the art and philosophy of repairing broken pottery. It is called Kintsukuroi, which means “golden repair,” or sometimes Kintsugi, meaning “golden joinery.” When a precious bowl is broken, it is not discarded as something that has lost its beauty or become unworthy. It is carefully, delicately and lovingly pieced back together using a golden lacquer to rejoin the broken pieces. The philosophy behind this practice is based on the belief that the bowl has been transformed into something more beautiful and more resilient than it was before. That its story, told in gold, makes it invaluable in an exquisitely flawed way.