When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. - Barbara Bloom
None of us make it through this life unscathed, so we wear our cracks with pride. They are like a map of our life showing where we have been and how we got there. We are indeed beautiful in spite of, or perhaps because of, our history.