I know that many of you are feeling a sense of despair right now – that our government is broken, that our culture is broken. (If you’re a member of the United Methodist Church, you may be feeling that our church is broken, too).
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold and other precious materials. The artist will celebrate the breaks and scars, embellish them, in order to make the object even more beautiful.
It’s easy to be discouraged. It’s easy to give up when things fall apart. It takes courage, and faith, to remind ourselves that things may never be the same, but they could become even better, if we come together to try. We must remember that scar tissue is stronger than the skin around it. That broken-and-mended can be even better than new, or at least, a different kind of new.
Don’t give up. Pick up the pieces and make something better.
Winnie and the Professor