In my brokenness
I am made beautiful
the broken pieces
Sealed fleshly wounds
With golden scars
I wear as triumph
This poem was inspired by the Japanese art form of kintsukuroi
I see creativity as an act of creation and as an act of repair. Sometimes it is in the act of creating that a person finds wholeness by putting their emotional and mental trauma and experiences into a work of art. It may be a difficult and draining but it can also be a catharsis, a release, a giving away of the issues and experiences held onto like removing a splinter from under the skin.
Sometimes we need to understand we are broken so we can be repaired and made beautiful again. Creativity is the medium through which it can happen.
What can you make beautiful again?