Legend has it that the Japanese shōgun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a much loved, but damaged tea bowl back to China for repairs. It was returned with metal staples bolting the broken pieces together which did not please the shōgun. He urged local Japanese craftsmen to search for a more aesthetic manner in which to repair the bowl. They chose to use lacquer to bond the pieces together and then dusted the lacquer with gold powder. The cracks of the repair therefore became part of the object, and so the art of kintsugi was born.
Browsing category: Possibility
"Adult development theories exist to give us a glimpse into what sense the world makes to us and to others in the present and to show us all a path to a different set of possibilities for the future." Jennifer Garvey Berger
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
"Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings." Marianne Williamson
"I love those who yearn for the impossible." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
"Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour."
"Everybody has to know for themselves what they're capable of."
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
T. S. Elliot
How come changing your mind can be so easy or so difficult depending on the idea you want to exchange? When my parents separated, my mother decided she would have nothing further to do with my father. Regardless of monthly alimony paid, or not paid, as was more often the case; their two children getting married; the birth of four grandchildren and the migration of all these descendants to other parts of the world there was never even a desire to say one word to one another, or share another moment together. It was over. They had