these are not the scars of damage
but the rejoice of healing,
golden veins of repair –
the signature of God exposed.
Changed yet unchanged
the past is celebrated,
The beauty of the broken –
more valuable in restoration,
for being broken
*Kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken pottery
by filling the cracks with amalgam mixed with powdered gold.
Kintsugi is translated as “golden joinery.”