I take another pill
Drag outta bed
Fake a smile
A smile that lies to the world
Lies and rumors spread
“I’m so sorry you lost your dad”
Since when the fuck is he dead?
I battle through the day
Battle through the pain
Battle the challengers
I take the challenge
I fake courage
If youre tryin to support CeCe Mcdonald from afar upon her release from prison, Target/Walgreens/JoAnn Fabrics/grocery/ etc. gift cards or sewing supplies for her can be mailed to Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, 3405 Chicago Ave, Suite 103, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Re-reblogging because there is no such thing as helping CeCe too much or showing her too much of our support! Even if you can’t send anything, you can signal boost!
I learnt a new word and I love the sound of it: kintsukuroi. It is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. Kintsugi repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the container even more beautiful than it was prior to being broken. Not a very common idea in western culture!
Instead of diminishing the bowl’s appeal and appreciation, the “break” offers the container a new sense of its vitality and resilience. The bowl has become more beautiful for having been broken. One can say that the true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped!
Imagine you are that clay pot: celebrate your flaws and imperfections. Remember that you being you is what makes you uniquely beautiful.
And remember: “The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway
An interesting essay on the art of kintsukuroi can be found in Flickwerk, The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics.
Photos source | Kintsugi Japan
I’m pretty sure that I’ve reblogged this before, but its actually one of my favorite posts on tumblr. The idea that something can be more beautiful after being broken is so moving to me. I kind of want one of these someday, or to make my own. It’s an amazing concept, and I love the fact that it’s an artform.