The Art of Kintsugi

I've become quite taken with the Art of Kintsugi. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold. I think it is a beautiful metaphor for our lives, that something can be even more beautiful after it has been mended.

We all suffer in our lives along the way, and parts of us can feel broken. We do have choice about these broken parts whether to heal or to stay in that brokeness. If we choose to do our healing work, and that can take time, our brokeness can be filled with 'gold' and that gold may be that we become more compassionate, empathic, kinder and more loving.

An expressive art piece underway on the theme of Kintsugi

This piece reflects the breaking apart and healing that has happened after the loss of 3 family members, 2 loved pets and the many close friends who have also passed out of our lives over the last 4 years. It has taken a lot out of us, hopefully we are more in tune with others in their time of loss now than we ever were before. We work to fill the emptiness with the gold of spirit, we are works in progress, some days better than others.

18th Century Kintsugi Bowl