It’s Haibun Monday at Dverse. Grace has asked us to demonstrate the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, and refers to the Zen philosophy of acknowleding flaws, embracing change, and restoring an object with a newfound beauty.
Scars, the ultimate beauty mark. Thats right; even in our fashion forward world, scars are a wonderful sign. How so?
Scabbed over scars are a sign of healing in wounds. Open weeping wounds allow infections and will continue to putrefy, encouraging infection. Scars can also be a true sign of heroism, as in a wounded soldier, or first responder; those who have paid a high price for you. They can also be a sign of love, like the scars on my Savior’s hands.
Pretty paint hides wounds
Covering hurts with big smiles
True healing shows scars