"As you may know, our goal is to change the culture by publishing great books with strong moral values. We do not consider LPC to be a "Christian publisher," although most of our authors and editors would probably call themselves Christians....
In The Story of With, Arnold introduces the concept of "Kintsugi"-- the Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery with gold. In an excerpt from the book the character Ryder says:
"It's the art of repairing what has been shattered by infusing golden lacquer in the fractured places."
"But that just highlights the brokenness."
"That is the point. Rather than hide the imperfections, they highlight them by filling the cracks with liquid
gold. They view the repaired item as even more valuable, because it is now unique from all other vessels."
"The Creator can put the fragments of your life and heart back together with His healing light.
Simply give the pieces to Him." pp.154
Wow! I'd never heard of Kintsugi, but I love including gold paper or paint in my artwork. About 20 years ago I completed this fabric collage/paining (above) with gold paint.
If you live within driving distance of Lancaster, PA and are interested in writing, I highly recommend this amazing one-day event! (I've attended before, but cannot this year because of a previous commitment.) If you're looking for an affordable, fun, and choc-full-of-information way to learn more about writing, or take your current writing to the next level, consider attending this one-day conference. There are lots of opportunities to meet with the speakers and make connections with other writers. Click on image for the Lancaster Christian Writers website for more info and to register! LCW also offers monthly meetings throughout the year.
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