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The Cracked Bowl


April 4, 2019

I visited my Chinese herbalist today. We chatted while he mixed up my takeaway of dried bark and fungus cubes.

I told him that when I lived in Japan, I was told that it is better to have a minor illness. That way, you look after yourself and have more respect for your health.

He nodded in a sage way. ‘We say in China that a bowl with small cracks will last the longest time.’

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