There is beauty in cracks.
Take Kintsugi into account. Translated to “golden joinery,” Kintsugi is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold. The repair method celebrates each artifact’s unique history by emphasizing its fractures and breaks instead of hiding or disguising them.
Why can’t we try to do that for ourselves?
Instead of looking at the lines and changes in our skin – let’s embrace them, celebrate them + allow them to truly shine.
When we start to see fine lines or changes in our skin. What if we simply embraced these changes without an attempt to control them? Hello botox, hello fillers. The process of aging is universal – but the lived qualities are unique. And those uniquenesses offer us a chance to appreciate aging.
Dr. John Cleese, as host of The Human Face, explains that as you get older your habitual expressions become etched into your face, showing the world what kind of person you are. "If you're beautiful when you get older," he says, "it's not a free gift. It's because your face shows qualities that are timeless—strength, kindness, dedication, wisdom, enthusiasm, and humor, intelligence, compassion."
So I wanted to write today – for us all to take a moment to appreciate those changes, embrace age, and love the skin that we're in!