Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. The philosophy behind it is that breakage and repair as a key part of the history of an object. So, instead of attempting to hide breakage, Kintsugi draws attention to it.

It is a beautiful way to think about blemishes in pottery… and perhaps in other areas of our life too.

PS: Related – it reminded me of a recent reflection on blemishes and character