I stumbled upon this type of Japanese pottery during one of the countless hours I spent on Pinterest avoiding all things academic my last semester. Let's be clear, I am not a sculptor and am not planning on experimenting with pottery any time soon; however, I saved this and have since come back to it many times. 

I don't want to get too sappy or inspirational here, but clearly there's a connection between beauty and brokenness and it's not just me making it up for my own sanity. But others- educated, artistic others - have thought about this idea. That something broken or damaged but still intact and functional in its own right is more beautiful and captivating than something that was never damaged in the first place. 

And I think that's pretty reassuring. 


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