Beautiful Brokenness – CHW 2018

‘Live long enough and brokenness becomes a part of your story.’ This simple observation, made by the writer of a feature on Castlewellan Holiday Week 2018, goes some way to explaining why many folk found this year’s theme of Beautiful Brokenness so helpful.

The main speaker for the adults was Patrick Regan who co-founded a charity named Kintsugi Hope ‘to provide safe and supportive spaces for those suffering with mental and emotional health difficulties’.The name of the charity reflects the concept of ‘beautiful brokenness’, expressed in the Japanese art form, Kintsugi, in which cracked pottery is repaired with seams of gold, making…

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