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kintsugi

kintsugi (????) (japanese: golden joinery) is the japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. as a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

nefelibata

(n.) lit. “cloudwalker”. one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams, or one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature or art

flux

flux, n.

The natural state. Our moods change. Our lives change. Our feelings for each other change. Our bearings change. The song changes. The air changes. The temperature of the shower changes.
Accept this.

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 🙂

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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