My Grandmother’s Vase

“Why in the world would you do that?” Elaine screamed at her son after he took a vase and hit it with a hammer, breaking it into large, puzzle-like pieces. “My grandmother gave me that vase. It’s priceless and irreplaceable.”

Kintsugi,” Matt said. “It’s a Japanese technique I learned in my art class. It’s used to repair broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. When I’m done using the kintsugi technique, it will be better than new.”

Elaine couldn’t contain her anger. “Enough with this jibber jabber,” she said. “I think you’ve gone plain crazy if you think you can make up for taking a hammer to my grandmother’s vase without even asking me. You weren’t brought up in a jungle, for heaven’s sake.”

“I promise, Ma, you’ll love it.”

Once Matt completed the project, he showed the finished vase to his mother. She looked at it, put her hands up to her mouth, and started to cry. “It’s beautiful,” she said, hugging her son. “Please forgive me, Matt, for doubting your lofty artistic skills.”

Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (kintsugi), Word of the Day Challenge (anger), Ragtag Daily Prompt (jib), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (plain), The Daily Spur (jungle), and Your Daily Word Prompt (lofty).

12 thoughts on “My Grandmother’s Vase

  1. Sadje November 30, 2022 / 5:25 pm

    Must say, she is an understanding mom.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam November 30, 2022 / 6:36 pm

    I aint too sure about that 😳

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    • Fandango December 1, 2022 / 7:20 am

      Not without asking first.


  3. Taswegian1957 December 1, 2022 / 2:12 am

    He still should have asked first. You don’t take other people’s stuff and just wreck it, especially family heirlooms.

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    • Fandango December 1, 2022 / 7:21 am

      Yep. Shoulda just bought a cheap vase to work with.

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