6th October 2023 Shobha and Beena
Hello guys😊😊. Today, I am excited to post a creative work by my good friend, Shobha. She loves to repair anything that is broken. As you can see from that post, she had fixed a jug back to its beautiful old self; I would add, even better than before.
That made me think🤔🤔. We live a life trying to have perfection, from our looks, education, and behaviour, and the list is endless😱. Many of us find it hard to pick the pieces up once broken. Nevertheless, for the Japanese, they have this technique called Kintsugi. They repair broken ceramics with urushi lacquer mixed with powdered gold.
Shobha used this technique for many decades. I wonder if she knew this was a Japanese technique🤨. She found peace mending a broken pot. If we are to reflect on our lives, when we help others to restore their disrupted lives, we see a certain kind of joy when they are happy. We are using this method of healing others, even though we don’t use gold powder. But the glow in their eyes is that gold powder.
Shobha’s philosophy is that an unbroken life is not a life lived to the fullest💃🏽💃🏽. They should realise that there is hope in living an imperfect life. For those who believe life must be perfect, being cautious is tough 😞😞. I hope you found joy in Shobha’s jug and her philosophy😂😂😂.