#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.
"I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them back together again and tell myself that the mended whole is as good as new. What is broken is broken--and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived." Margaret Mitchell
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.