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Desk Raven

Last week, my beloved desk raven (and irritating muse), took a direct hit and broke. (seen here in one piece)

raven

While I was not certain of my ability to fix him, I proceeded with the operation, because I love this guy.

broken raven

operation Raven

A friend suggested I use black sharpie to make him look perfect again, but then I read an article on the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which highlights repairs with gold or silver under the philosophy that these things are part of an object's history--a testament to survival. Which seemed appropriate.

kintsugi raven

So here he is, beloved, back at his post, and scowling at me as usual, all his scars on display.

raven fixed

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