Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Night Reflections

When the Japanese mend broken objects, 
they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.
They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history, 
it becomes all the more beautiful.

                                                                                                                  Billie Mobayed

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  1. I'm sure that the bowl was lovely before the repair but I think it is beautiful afterwards.

  2. I have a beautiful bowl my mom bought in about 1950 from an antique shop in Japan, and it has hand-cut carpenter staples all along a break that split the bowl into two pieces, probably during firing. The repair is beautiful, though I don't think there is gold there, The artist-painted porcelain was so valued that the repairs didn't detract at all. Love your photo!

  3. Click on the picture of the bowl and it will take you to a website where it talks about the staple repair. I found all of this so interesting. The repaired beauty of a bowl can be said for a life too :)