Hello and welcome world! Soul Soup is starting 2017 with a great resolution: we are now bloggers and will send blog entries with interesting information, links to cool projects, interviews and other stuff your way every month. (Psst!! We’re also starting a newsletter! Watch out for posts next week.)
Just to get us started, we want to tell you about Kintsugi. Kintsugi is Japanese 金継ぎand means golden joinery. It is an ancient art of repairing something broken with gold. That’s why it’s also called Kintsukuroi, 金繕い, meaning golden repair. Instead of throwing a broken piece of pottery away, it is fixed with gold-coloured glue to highlight that the brokenness and scars are now part of the object’s history and they make it what it is – unique and beautiful. Check out the amazing pictures we found online! (Don’t they make you want to break your crockery on purpose just to fix it in Kintsugi-style??) We want to use this practice in our daily life and remind each and everyone out there that even if you feel broken just now, it will make you more beautiful than you already are. Or as Ernest Hemingway wrote: “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.”
If you actually want to have a go at this practice yourself, we found a helpful website that can give you some tips. Just click here.
We’re finishing this blog entry with a wee cartoon:
Read you in February!
Your McSoul family
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