looking broke/ feeling good

In Japan, when a vase or pottery is cracked, there is a process which binds the broken pieces together again. It is called Kintsugi:   Kintsugi (金継ぎ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum a method similar to the maki-e technique.[1][2][3] As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
In Japan, when a vase or pottery is cracked, there is a process which binds the broken pieces together again. It is called Kintsugi:
Kintsugi (金継ぎ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum a method similar to the maki-e technique.[1][2][3] As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
You see

I was broken

I was smashed to smith-er-eens

 But I didn’t know

I didn’t know I was wounded

Bullet holes shredding my body

And then

Clarity occurred

Like the colours of a spectrum

Distinct and yet part of

Me, touching but

Not melting me

Knowing I was broken

Sitting in the mess

Of a smashed life

Could have ended in quitting

Could have just gone on

But it moved

The change agent and Saviour

Entered stage left

And carefully…

Remade me

I was better than new

I was transformed

Once broken

Once shy

Now bold and new

I have been in a furnace

Like none ever seen on earth

I have been melted

Smelted and refined

But there is still a bit of broken

And that’s okay with me

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