is an ancient Japanese art.
It treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object,
embracing flaws and imperfections, and creating a stronger, more beautiful piece of art.
“You look in the mirror and see yourself, but really, it’s not you at all. I mean, there’s your eyes and your nose and your cute little smile, but that’s not all there is to you. Because you’re not seeing the amount of lives you’ve touched with your presence. You’re not seeing all the people you’ve made smile and laugh. You’re not seeing how strong you are. In fact, all the battles you’ve overcome are completely invisible when you look in the mirror, hidden beneath your outside features. So my darling, listen to me when I say this: you are not as simple as a reflection. You are complex, wonderful, and something brilliant that a mirror simply does not have the capacity to show. You are so much more than what you see. Please remember that.”