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"When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered d… Read More
"When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful." Something that is beautiful can never be fully comprehended - it can never be captured or kept. Whether it is physically beautiful or emotionally beautiful, the beauty that you saw in it at that specific time cannot be reproduced. Beauty cannot be regulated or defined - at its essence it makes us feel something, stops us in our tracks. It is immediate in externally beautiful things, feelings or senses - or it can take years to reveal itself in something broken or in healing. Beauty is personal - it is intimate and unique to its beholder. 'Beautiful' is merely a word; trying to capture the bare essence of something that deepens our soul. It fails at best to describe the things that can never be described. Read Less
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