Monday, February 4, 2013

Wonder of Wonders

When the Japanese mend broken objects,
 they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.
 They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history
 it becomes more beautiful.
~~Billie Mobayed
OK, so the only gold in the vessel of my body crowns my teeth;
 the new wounds in the herniated muscles of my stomach wall now sport sutures and mesh.
And, in spite of the swelling (that will disappear) it does look better.

These days, my cup of good fortune overflows
 with my body's wondrous desire to recover the primary privileges of life~~
of breathing,
swallowing,
coughing,
tasting,
hearing,
smelling,
feeling,
 drinking,
 eating,
resting,
sleeping,
finding balance,
 scratching an itch,
 walking to the mailbox,
reconnecting,
and creating.

Plus~~viewing Downton Abbey on a Sunday evening :)
After Sybil's death, I'm glad to live in a medical age 100 years beyond that one!

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16 comments:

helen tilston said...

I love the Japaneze philosophy of filling cracks with gold. What respect and honour. Our plastic surgeon's need to take note!!!! hee hee On second thoughts, it might be even more obvious on the face.

I love Downton Abbey and yes medicine has advanced.
Helen xx

Dewena Callis said...

You have been in pain! I've been there too with the same surgery. I kept telling myself, "Three days from now you'll feel better." Something about the 3 that made me bear it. And the simple everyday acts you write about are so lovely to be able to do again comfortably.

I don't remember how this was spelled but i went through a period of fascination with the Japanese idea called Wabi Sabi. Do I have this right or not? Anyway I read three books on it about the respect and love of imperfect items. It made me look at things with a whole new eye.

I love the idea of there being beauty in mended things!

yaya said...

Glad all went according to plan and I wish you speedy recovery...and that mesh probably will cost more than gold! I should know since I help put those in everyday!

RuneE said...

We have a lot to thank modern medicine for. Gold is just the beginning :-)

Take care!

tammy j said...

it looks a lot better here!
i find great beauty in it and the whole idea.
i'm glad you're on the mend.

i cheated and looked ahead so that i knew about sybil. i'm glad i did because ~ even knowing ~ watching it still felt like a terrible shock but a tiny bit less.
love that show so much!
xo
tammy j

The Silver Bunny said...

That bowl is absolutely beautiful and I had never heard about this wonderful way of turning cracks and wounds into valuable additions. As for Downtown Abbey, we receive it so late here that she'll probably be still alive and kicking in France for a year or two !
Take good care of yourself,
you belong to us !xx

Jane said...

That is a beautiful bowl!

Knowing that your body is healing (minus the gold), is good news. You'll get through this...and will feel so much better. Hold on to that...

Hugs,
J

S. Etole said...

Looking forward to reading of your total recovery.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my gosh I'm just getting caught up with my blog friends! I'm so sorry you had to have surgery but SO glad it was out patient. It's no fun staying in the hospital and all those germ in there are no help so... good you left! AND I agree. Poor Lady Sibyl. That was rough. Tough to have your character in those years. ;)
Although I heard she's making a movie with Russell Crowe.

I love love love that quote. I'm going to have to put it on my desk. Thank you.

Hope you are on the mend and healing quickly!

Linda said...

Joining with you in thanks for all those
things on your list and praying we shall soon have a good report of your complete healing. Meanwhile, it's good to know you are reconnecting and creating.

Leslie said...

" They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful."

What a beautiful tradition! Thanks for sharing this - and that image. They have honored the vessel's brokenness by highlighting the scars with beauty. Even as God promises to do in our lives.

I'm glad to read that you are recovering, and pray you feel better with each passing day.

The Silver Bunny said...

Hope you're recovering all right. Have a lovely week. S.B.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

The primary privledges of life...Indeed! Feel better and stronger, my friend!

Stunning bowl!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ohhh my God here I am feeling sorry for myself when you're the one in real pain...I am soooo sorry to hear that Becky.
Hope you're feeling any better now.
Wonderful healing hugs.
Dagmar

Barefoot from Heaven said...

ps. I LOVE the golden crack.
Smart thinking.
D.

Nancy said...

Very cool! And that episode with Lady Sybil nearly did me in. The fact that my daughter was expecting my first grandchild certainly did not help.

He has arrived safely (and is pretty adorable, btw) And, boy howdy am I glad to live in a medical age 100 years beyond that one!