In reference to nothing, and everything

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Sometimes it is worth writing something down, even if it references nothing in particular. Chances are that it will reference just about everything, or you wouldn’t have paused to think about it.

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I just learned about Kintsugi, the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold seams. Wiki tells me that it is akin to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which embraces the imperfect or flawed. Rather than trying to disguise the repair, it becomes part of the object’s history. Some say that the object is reborn. Others say that its history makes it more beautiful.

This is good news, indeed, for those of us with hearts and souls held together with sticky tape and twine. Never again let us think we are less than perfect.