I have, in recent years applied the art of Kintsugi in a philosophical way to my life. Kintsugi, or golden joinery, is the process of repairing broken pottery with precious metals. The thought is that when something breaks, the damage becomes part of the history of the item, and the repair made in gold, silver, or platinum, makes the item both stronger and more beautiful. The imperfection becomes something to be presented as part of the “perfect” life of that item. I have had many breaks in my life. Some were physical, and have left visual scars, and others are less visible, but oftentimes, far more damaging. I am getting wrinkles and my hair is graying. They all will last the whole rest of my life, and it would be foolish to throw myself away for the damage done. Once I determined what form my gold, silver, and platinum were going to take, livable repairs are possible, and I do feel stronger for each of them. It allowed me to let go of my need to have my life ordered in a particular way. It relieved my obsession with my own personal brand of unattainable perfection. Finding beauty in imperfection, my imperfections, has allowed me a more peaceful life, and wisdom. Scars are beautiful, and the thing that brings us each our own uniqueness and strength..