Golden Repair:Healing & Making Whole Again with Dawn Thompson
Sunday, March 11th 1:00-5:00pm Location: Brush Prairie, WA Cost: $75
"...Beauty appears exactly where the worst faults previously existed and the golden scars add to the living story and to the value of the container...” ~ Michael Meade
In his essay, Golden Repair of the Cracks of the World, author, mythologist and story teller, Michael Meade explores the ancient Japanese practice of kintsugi or "golden repair" as a living philosophy. He tells us, "The idea behind this ancient ceramic art includes the sense that when something valuable cracks or breaks it should be repaired carefully and lovingly in a way that adds to its value. Thus, the cracks and fault lines in a valuable bowl would be filled with a lacquer made of resin containing powdered gold. Such a golden repair does not try to cover up the cracks in the vessel or deny the facts of the matter. Rather, the cracks and splits and broken places become filled with gold. Beauty appears exactly where the worst faults previously existed and the golden scars add to the living story and to the value of the container..."
There is no denying we are living in radical, uncertain times when the vessels of our world are cracking and breaking. We are being called, each and every one of us, toward healing and a return to wholeness. In this workshop we'll explore through writing, visualization and sacred time away, the powerful metaphor of kintsugi, or "golden repair." In supportive community we'll connect to our own inner gold and creative ability to repair, heal, beautify and make new.