[#SKOA30] Day 9: A Song That Means A Lot To You That Barely Anyone Has Heard Of 


I bless the day that Fyfe’s “Gold” came into my life at least once a week but it’s usually more than that. It’s one of those songs that has come to mean a great deal to me in a very short time. It came into my life in a time where I was really frustrated with how battered and bruised things I felt. It has come to my attention that I’m way more of a perfectionist than I thought I was. I’m not always good at giving myself grace when life doesn’t go as planned. From the full context of the song I know that this song was written less for a close friend and more for a lover, but I feel like everyone could use having someone very gently and directly place this song in their hands and be like, “Hey. I love all of you even the shit you think people don’t like.”

I’m not surprised to learn that the song is inspired by the Kintsugi, which is the style of Japanese pottery that will repair broken pottery by reassembling the pieces with gold as a substitute for any sort of glue. I’m slowly beginning to embrace how imperfections are crucial for shaping all of us and whenever I can I make sure that this song helps other people learn to love that part about themselves too.