“Japanese Bowls” — a New Favorite

I heard this song last night on A Prairie Home Companion and found it beautiful and inspiring.

Blogging to the Classics

While listening to A Prairie Home Companion on March 4th, I heard Jearlyn Steele’s interpretation of a song called “Japanese Bowls.” I was very moved by the singing and the lyrics. Peter Mayer wrote the song, and so I was motivated to learn more about him and his work. I couldn’t find that video on his website, but here are the lyrics:

Japanese Bowls

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls

That were made long ago

I have some cracks in me

They have been filled with gold

That’s what they used back then

When they had a bowl to mend

It did not hide the cracks

It made them shine instead

So now every old scar shows

From every time I broke

And anyone’s eyes can see

I’m not what I used to be

But in a collector’s mind

All of these jagged lines

Make me more beautiful

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I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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