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to restore (re·store)

verb [T] /rɪˈstɔːr/

From Old French restorer, from Latin restaurare 'rebuild, restore'.

1. To give back, (something stolen, taken away, or lost) back to the original owner or recipient.

2. To put or bring back into existence or use.

3. To repair or renovate so as to return it to its former or original state.

Kintsugi (金継ぎ)

noun [U] (Japanese)

1. To repair with gold; The art of repairing metal with gold or silver lacquer together with the understanding that an object is more beautiful for having been broken.

It has been said that the egg is probably the most perfect thing in the universe. Important in many religions it has come to be a symbol of new life, and reincarnation, but was also the trophy of many a boyhood foraging expedition.

In folk law when the primal egg breaks, the yolk becomes the sun and the white the moon and life begins. Simultaneously, perfection is lost, the smooth, ovoid shell is shattered and its contents spilled. The allure and fascination of this mysterious structure is lost.

In restoring these eggs, new and beautiful forms are created. We are reminded of the transience and imperfections of life in which each blemish and wrinkle reflects a wisdom and experience gained only with age.