Kintsugi is the wonderful centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken objects with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, thus adding value to the broken object. It’s based on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections instead of hiding or disguising them, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Kintsugi is related to the wonderful Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which calls for seeing beauty in flaws and imperfections. Every break in an object is unique and instead of repairing an item to make it look new, the technique actually highlights the “scars.” In the process of repairing objects that have cracked or broken, something more unique, beautiful, and resilient is created, even more beautiful than the original. Metaphorically speaking, we can choose to try to hide our flaws, and try to fix them so they look new, or we can embrace them and see them for what they are, beautiful golden seams, that we have filled with our own special gold-laced resilience that has made us stronger, more beautiful, more valuable, and proud to be who we are.