They say that “It’s the ones who’ve cracked that the light shines through”
Metaphorically, it’s the cracks or flaws that make beauty even more beautiful.
Having inhabited earth for over 30 years, like everyone else, I have had my share of fractures and breaks.
Religions believe that life breaks us to test our faith for God to later make us stronger and more beautiful in the broken places.
The Japanese took it to another level by repairing the cracks of pottery with gold or silver lacquer thus creating a new masterpiece and turning the imperfection into art.
This technique is called Kintsukuroi which literally means “to repair with gold”
For a long period of time I kept asking God why he sent me Alicia, my baby girl, when he knew my marriage would end so soon after her birth.
With time I came to perfectly understand that she was the reason I was born, simply my purpose.
Today, after a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of kintsukuroi I felt so enlightened and finally realized that Alicia is the gold that came to mend my wounds and hence transforming me into a masterpiece.
No longer broken Mireille, nor simply the mother of Alicia.
I have become a mixture of the two “MirAlicia”