I’m Feeling Like a Japanese Bowl Today

Today is the one month anniversary of my car crash.  I’ve been on the mend ever since.  It hasn’t been easy, but through prayer, meditation, journaling and the healing prayers of family and friends, and the work of the doctors and physical therapists, I am healing.

A dear friend of mine posted a YouTube video today, with photos and lyrics by Peter Mayer…a song about a Japanese bowl.  Here are the lyrics:

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls That were made long ago
I have some cracks in me They have been filled with gold

That’s what they used back then When they had a bowl to mend
It did not hide the cracks It made them shine instead

So now every old scar shows from every time I broke
And anyone’s eyes can see I’m not what I used to be

But in a collector’s mind All of these jagged lines
Make me more beautiful And worth a higher price

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls I was made long ago
I have some cracks you can see See how they shine of gold.
-Peter Mayer

These words will echo in my mind and fill my heart this day.  May they be a blessing to you too.  May all your cracks and broken places be filled with gold.  Love, M+

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5 thoughts on “I’m Feeling Like a Japanese Bowl Today

  1. howardshapiro says:

    One of Leonard Cohen’s poems/songs ends with the line: There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. So celebrate them and feel the light and feel better

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