Monthly Archives: March 2014

sophrosyne

one more for my collection of magical words.

sophrosyne, i. e. a healthy state of mind, characterized by self control, moderation and a deep awareness of one’s true self, and resulting in true happiness. (ancient greek)

… especially these days a state i only meet every now and then, on my way through my roller coaster of emotions 🙂

2sqm

these days my life seems to be condensed to these approx. 2 sq.m in the center of my house … my desk with my macbook. working all day, every day (to catch up on what i have not finished during the last weeks and meet my deadlines … ). and chatting half of the night … the only way to enjoy time together with my love, 1,700km away from here.
too much stress with the work, too many intense emotions for this small place.

so viel spannung, stress, sehnsucht … ich hab das gefĂĽhl, demnächst zu explodieren.

ich. muss. hier. raus!!!

i love words

there are such wonderful words …

meraki = the soul, creativity or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work. (greek)

komorebi = sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees (japanese)

yugen = an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses to deep and mysterious for words (japanese)

cafunĂ© = running your fingers through your lover’s hair (brazilian portuguese)

koi no yokan = the feeling you have when meeting someone for the first time, knowing you will fall in love with him/her (japanese)

saudade = a nostalgic longing to be near again someone or something that is distant, or that has been loved and then lost, “the love that remains” (portuguese)

serendipity = finding something good without looking for it (english)

nelipot = one who walks barefoot (origin: greek, meaning natural and barefoot)

susurrus = a low soft sound, as of whispering or muttering or a quiet wind; a whisper or a rustling. (english/latin origin)

kintsukuroi = “to repair with gold”; the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

… to be continued …

(find more of these tagged with “words”)