Kintsugi [socs]


Generally I’m a pretty good speller, so it’s not often I look up a word, plus most devices have spellcheck and I haven’t been writing love letters by hand recently. But yesterday I did check the spelling of “kintsugi” for a poem. It’s been a while since I’ve used it, and the last time I did, I may have used the alt spelling “kintsukuroi.”

A friend, also named Linda, invited me to submit a piece of writing for her project, which is what motivated my latest kintsugi poetry. I may post it here too. We shall see. I’ve been posting quite a lot lately and not finishing my novel, which I really want to do. It’s easier to read WP though and come up with some new bloggery than focus on the ending to my story.

As a philosophy, kintsugi is quite appealing to me. Embrace the broken and turn flaws into strengths! The older I get, the more I appreciate the wisdom and kindness behind this idea. We’re so used to throwing things (and people) away when they exhibit or develop imperfections that it takes some effort to help mend a break and treasure something or someone despite their flaws. The next level is to be able to view flaws as attributes… broken pieces repaired with gold.

I’m not talking about politicians who should be thrown out of office in disgrace instead of embraced for their deliberately obnoxious behavior. Vote Blue! 🧢🦋🐬🌎💦


Written for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

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16 responses to “Kintsugi [socs]

  1. I had never heard of kintsugi before. What a great idea.

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  2. That is new to me also. Voted BLUE

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  3. I love the idea of kintsuji! Especially since I drop things and break them a lot.

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  4. I love this post! There is a certain charm and beauty with pottery repaired by kintsugi. Don’t try to hide the cracks. Embrace them!

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  5. Kintsugi is such a good metaphor for living with or even in spite of one’s past injuries—and not hiding that fact.

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