Feel Good Friday

Broken tea bowl glued together with gold resin
Kintsugi

Well, it’s Friday! And that means : FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS! Today’s quote is by Connecticut author, Amy Bloom:

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”

The tea bowl in the image above was once broken, and repaired with a method called Kintsugi.  “Kintsugi is a Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.  As a philosophy, it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

Just because our bodies may be flawed, and our insides may be incomplete and broken, doesn’t mean that we are broken as a whole.  Our Endo, and the suffering and pain it causes us, is part of our personal history (and our present).

Allow it to be a part of who we are : We are still beautiful.

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