The x-ray artist got carried away. The question is: What next? Erase all trace of the accident? Scrub the cushions? Flip them over?
Or, maybe we’ll do what my friend Marcie suggested: Embroider them.
It reminds me of the Oblique Strategy: “Honor thy error as a hidden intention.”
Or Bob Ross: “We don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents.”
UPDATE 3/17/2018: My wife did an amazing job!
UPDATE: 4/9/2018: Jason Kottke says: “You kintsugi-ed your couch!” (Kintsugi is the Japanese practice of mending broken pottery with gold — emphasizing the break, rather than hiding it.)
UPDATE: 4/12/2018: A similar story of parents who framed their child’s wall drawing. (My friend Ben said he had a friend who framed a crack in his wall that wouldn’t stay fixed.) See also: this thread about repairing damaged manuscripts.