When I think of all the broken ceramic pieces that I've thrown away over the years, it breaks my heart. The art form, Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, mending pottery with a mixture of lacquer and gold dust, creates a new history and an extra layer of beauty.
Well, now, I can't afford gold dust and it's hard to get good lacquer these days. That gold, sparkly glue that is made for kids' craftwork is readily available and cheap, though.
My house is full of patched-up vases and dishes now.
You're wondering, "Are they beautiful?"
They are to me.
Oh, and that broken heart- I've learned to patch that thing up, too, and I think it probably has a lot more miles to go.