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Oct 31, 2023

"The true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped." --Ancient Kintsugi quote

Kintsugi: The Golden Joinery of Love

Sue Cochrane was a family court judge who sought to bring more love into the practice of law. The forces she battled were not confined to the court room -- among them, poverty, violence, addiction, abuse, a terminal diagnosis and more. In this powerful piece, she explores kintsugi -- a stunning Japanese art form in which broken pottery is repaired by filling the cracks with gold. Kingtsugi, poems, quotes, and books inspire this remarkable individual, "to find healing in a life that for a long time, was not only cracked, but broken apart -- and, in a few places completely shattered." Sue (who passed away in 2021,) tells her story here as a reminder of our shared humanity, our vulnerability, and the capacity we have to heal our brokenness in beautiful ways.

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