Thirteenth century poet Persian poet, Rumi states, “The wound is the place where the light enters.” The fact that you are reading this tells me that you probably have a gaping wound that feels as if it will never heal. Healing is a slow and steady process. The ancient art of Kintsugi is a beautiful picture of the healing of our brokenness. When a piece of pottery was broken, the crack was filled with lacquer and dusted with gold. The broken place was stronger now and more beautiful than before. And so it is with a broken heart. You must fill the brokenness with love, gentleness, kindness, and understanding. Then one day, dust it with the gold of beautiful memories and even laughter. Your heart will one day be stronger and more beautiful. Hang on until that day comes. Until then, treasure the memories of your lost loved one.