Now the problem I've got myself into is that the popular kintsugi cult depends on repair with epoxy. Most epoxy is not food-safe. Food-safe epoxy is both extremely expensive and not, as far as I can tell, available in Italy. (But the fabulous French educator Alex has done a wonderful video about it.) Going a bit deeper I learn that Kintsugi artisans from Japan are rightfully outraged by the "cultural appropriation" of using epoxy at all.
The ritual reminds me just how confused we are in equating convenience with happiness. Spoiling yourself isn't about making things easy; it's about taking time to languidly cracking and munch on walnuts.
A water kettle is one of those things that is a permanent, full-time part of the visual landscape. It's used too often to be hidden away between. Further, a stovetop kettle will occupy one burner full-time. This is the kind of object to spend money on.
The little "bible" in my hand turned out to be a 1953 printing of the 1923 Roget's Treasury of Words, edited by O. Sylvester Mawson, assisted by Katharine Aldrich Whiting, and subsequently retitled Roget's Pocket Thesaurus.