Healing Cuts

when cuts heal,
our suffering is
locked within
the scars –
some exposed
most hidden –
so we may always
the parts of life
we’ve already


20 thoughts on “Healing Cuts”

  1. The poignancy of this piece lies in the awareness and celebration of being ‘beautifully broken’. We are all susceptible to cracks and erosion and it is these vicissitudes that make us who we become.

    The cracks will always show no it is these matter how well we glue them together. And the enlightened would only know better than to conceal those.

    I wonder if you’re aware of a Japanese concept called kintsuji. Literally speaking, it is the art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. So in essence, it practices embracing of the flawed or imperfect. The damage is literally illuminated, rather than concealed.

    I love this!

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    1. Thank you for highlighting so many things though your understanding of brokenness. Yes, I am aware of the art of kintsuji and apply it daily for we are all the sum of many, many parts, damaged or otherwise. Our personal histories start, at least that we know of, from the moment we are conceived until we pass from this world. I am so pleased with this response and your time on my blog, reading with such focus and understanding. Thank you, from the bottom of my splintered and patched heart, for this!

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  2. Percy, this is such a lovely piece. To be a little broken and wounded is what makes us a thing of beauty I guess and our lives a much more admirable experience. I absolutely loved this one ! Thanks for sharing.

    Much love !

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