Kintsugi or kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method 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.”

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on my blog before, but in my non-nail-art life I am a psychiatric nurse, and I work with children and adolescents struggling with severe mental illness.  Some of the kids dig my nail art, so lately I’ve been trying to paint designs that I think they’ll enjoy.  This is one of those, because it embodies the hope I have for all of them (and for myself as well): that we can find a way to live with our broken bits that makes our lives more beautiful, not less.

anonymous asked:

Dude I thought of how hilarious if Philip and Theodosia jr got together but like Modern AU, so like Alexander and Burr are trying not to kill each other because they love their children too much (and like the dinner tables Eliza is holding onto Alexander and Theodosia Sr is holding onto Burr complimenting Eliza's cooking)

hamilton realizes the situation could be  m u c h  worse

also sorry for my horrible looking nails lmao


oh my god