In Japanese culture is the art of Kintsugi or the repair of broken pottery by joining the broken pieces with gold or silver. The breaks do not distract but add to the history and beauty of the object. Sometimes in life people get broken and how they view that brokeness can mean all the difference to their future.
I am filled with veins of gold;
glistening treasure in each fold;
I pass my brokenness through the flame;
molten wonder burns away the pain;
I arise, fresh, new and bold;
I am filled with veins of gold.
--Marilyn A. Hudson, 2014