Kintsugi (The Loving Line)

Started with "Bricks and Mortar" which led to rebuilding, which led to repair, which led to this!

"Kintsugi" is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Hence the broken relationship analogy! (Am I trying too hard?!)

Thanks in advance for any votes and comments.


  1. Beautiful piano accompaniment and nice melody throughout. I can definitely hear a dramatic and emotional musical theatre song … whether that was your intention or not … but a very nice song!

  2. You mentioned this was coming, and it is well worth the short wait. As ever, I am in awe of your piano playing, the melody and lyrics are spot on, too. What I like most though, is the passion you put into this – sounds like you’ve lived this one! Great stuff. Cheers.

  3. Lovely, creative idea and wonderfully woven lyric. Beautiful piano part and passionately performed. Loved it! I’d like to echo Kris’s comment. Loved seeing your array of notes as you crafted the lyric. Really good work!

  4. Thanks Huw, Chris and Tracy. I’m not sure if you ever get to know whether I’ve replied to these comments but I’m really touched that you’d listen and be so supportive! Huw – a musical is the ultimate plan yes! 😉

  5. Love it. I really like how you’ve created a whole structure of a song from fragments – “meet me in the fractures” is such a great line. You bring such dynamism in your delivery too. Very engaging.

  6. I remember it was listening to Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem” first led me to reading about Kintsugi a few years ago. Thank you for taking it as your theme and interpreting it so beautifully. Whatever the results of this random challenge, for me this is the song that will stay with me. If ever I have the pleasure of meeting you and there is a piano nearby, please bring a piano. I will, like Julie, require hankies.

  7. Lord I wish I was notified of these comments. Thanks all. I really enjoyed this challenge I must say. Suzanne – I’d gladly play this one for ya! Thanks for all the supportive comments – really means a lot to me. 😉 xxx