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The Beauty of Flaws

In Japan, there is a concept known as kintsugi, translated as “golden joinery”, in which broken pottery is repaired by joining the pieces together with a lacquer mixed with flecks of gold or silver. The cracks are seen not as flaws, but rather as strengths.  The restored piece is considered beautiful, not in spite of […]

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Creating Personal Space

Always one to find the silver lining, I’m discovering the blessing of being forced to stay home.  It was serendipitous that I had major surgery that coincided with the beginning of the social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 viral pandemic.  I work as a nurse in an acute care setting, so the […]