When the Japanese mend broken objects, they fill them in with gold. They believe when something's suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. It's time we rethink our philosophy on aging.
Bernardaud L'Art de la Table Kintsugi by Sarkis Coupe -Kintsugi—the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. The idea behind it is that the piece becomes more beautiful and valuable because it has been broken and has a history.
#Kintsukuroi (n.) (v. phr.) – “to repair with #gold”; the art of repairing #pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.—Japanese | Appendix: Islam forbids the use of any pots, plates, or utensils made of gold or silver when eating. But such an art is acceptable as a form of art for display and such.
The Japanese art of kintsugi turns brokenness into beauty. The method of repair, using golden seams to rejoin shards, draws the eye to the what was once a point of failure and is now a more beautiful whole. Having spent the past several months deeply imbedded in the issues around social care provider failure, I think there are some clear parallels. Councils that have experienced a problem with care providers have often come out stronger, with more robust procedures...