Day Three Hundred Fifty-Two
Japanese Bowls

My husband often tells me
the song Japanese Bowls,
by Peter Meyer,
reminds him of me.

Kintsusi
dates back to
the 15th
century.

It is an art,
a way to express emotions
in the most creative
and imaginative way possible.

It is a skill they have developed,
for how to deal with broken pottery,
to repair it,
not throw it away.

The artist takes the broken vessel
and fill in the cracks with lacquer,
that has been dusted with gold powder,
which makes it more beautiful that it was before.

It is their way,
I suppose,
of honoring
the broken.

In all honesty,
I think all people,
in their own way,
are like a Japanese bowl.