Fixing

Posted by on March 22, 2018 at 1:16 am.

  

There is a concept Kintsugi
it is the art of repairing things 
to be more beautiful for having been repaired:  

a bowl, dropped and broken into shards
has those shards woven together again
by lightning bolts of gold. 

The bowl, now stronger
now more beautiful
now unique, becomes an heirloom-
the history of its life not hidden, but through effort
shown to be something essential and powerful.  

Indeed,
this act brings a complex beauty impossible
in things that are perfect.

The cleaving of bowl and gold speaks to us.
In its bright lines we see: I am loved.