A series of weekly reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love.
In Japanese, there is a term used in ceramics called kintsugi, which means golden joinery. As a philosophy, it views breakage and the subsequent repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. By addressing the damage, and repairing it with gold, the broken vessel becomes more valuable, not discarded. (From a lovely travel blog called Open Road.)