Today is Topic Tuesday with Aortic Hope!
We want to share with you the art of Kintsugi from Better by Today, in the article written by Tiffany Ayuda titled, How the Japanese art of Kintsugi can help you deal with stressful situations:
"Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Every break is unique and instead of repairing an item like new, the 400-year-old technique actually highlights the "scars" as a part of the design. Using this as a metaphor for healing ourselves teaches us an important lesson: Sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, we actually create something more unique, beautiful and resilient."
If you have the time and can go to the store, pick up a piece of pottery (specifically a bowl), using a small hammer and a cloth for protection, wrap the bowl and hit it with the hammer a few times until it breaks into larger pieces. Hitting the bowl can actually be a bit therapeutic too.
Next, using gold epoxy, glue the pieces back together. After it dries completely, you will find that you have a broken bowl, that is now put back together, not in its original form but it is beautiful nonetheless.
For detailed information about Kintsugi, check out this article.