Neurology

This wasn’t on the calendar

For Stéphane, a golden thread woven into his pajamas serves as a permanent reminder of one fateful night. 

5 min
Andrea Lutz
Published on May 11, 2021

Stéphane had his pajama shirt repaired using a golden thread. A dramatic event in his life had a happy ending, and he wanted this golden thread to remind him of it. The thread mirrors the Kintsugi style of pottery repair.  Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese technique used for repairing broken pottery. Gold-dusted lacquer is used to rejoin the shards and thus emphasizes the cracks and adds beauty to the piece’s imperfections. 

Portrait of Stéphane
Stéphane likes to swim
Marios Psychogios, MD
Stéphane recovers best in the alps of switzerland
Gian Marco De Marchis, MD, Deputy Director Stroke Unit



By Andrea Lutz

Andrea Lutz is a journalist and business trainer specialized on medical topics, technology, and healthcare IT. She lives in Nuremberg, Germany.