Ms N is one of my tea mates who has a deep knowledge of Chinese tea. I fixed her tea cup that she bought in China.
I failed in finishing it again and again. Finishing it with wrong color, having some particles on the surface, touching it by a finger when it was not yet dry, drawing a crooked line and so on. But thanks to these repeated failures I think I'm better now.
Ms Ma is a friend of mine who lives in neighborhood. Once I asked her to bring her broken cups or plates for my practice of kintsugi. But she said she had nothing broken at that time, because she never kept broken things. A few months later, however, she handed me this saucer saying ' When I have split this in two, I was so happy that I've got something to give you finally!'