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)

cafuné = 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 …

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