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Tea bowl, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 16th century AD Repaired with Kintsugi (金継ぎ, きんつぎ, “golden joinery”) Photo By Daderot – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45589849

Don’t misunderstand that title–I mean it in the purest sense, in essence suggesting that Beauty, like Truth and Love, is something you should move toward–because what will you discover there? Bounty, Reward, Nourishment, Support–in short, Opportunity. Two caveats about how to handle things today: 1) what’s wise or practical will require us to acknowledge our rage, to refuse to ignore or deny what we’d rather not see, to address injustice as we find it; and 2) beware that the mind can be tricked, and communications can be tricky–we’re prone to misunderstand or let our imaginations run away with us, not from someone’s malefic intent to mislead, but from our own creative energies run amok. Channel that fecundity into productive outlets, and realize that true health requires adaptation, more than anything else.

Today’s word image is a beautiful bowl you’d always thought perfect that proves to have a single, hairline crack. Does that flaw ruin enjoyment of the bowl for you? And what in your life are you expecting to be perfect, that may end up being flawed–and how will you react, will you still love the people or things involved, knowing they carry imperfections?

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