Heliophilia is the love of sunlight. Heliophilia originates from the Greek hēlios (sun) and philia (fondness).
Heliophilia and it’s kin heliophile (one attracted to sunlight) are rather lovely and desired words for this time of the year. I don;t know about you but during the later part of Winter I begin to long for the sun and I develop a keen sense of heliophilia as a result. My very bones seem to ache for the soft, warm caress of sunlight and they yearn to soak up the bright beauty of the sun.
The harsh, cold sky with it’s distant sun cannot fulfill the desires I long. / Heliophile I have become/ yearning for warm, for the soft radiant sun. / Return, return, I beg/ oh please return. / Let the cycle rebirth and bathe once more the living Earth… ~ Ella
Are you a full on heliophile or do you have bursts of heliophilia?
Namaste ~ Ella
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3 thoughts on “Word Nerd: Heliophilia”
I learned something new. Thank you. This would describe my feelings.
Thank you, too, for reading! I’m delighted to meet a fellow heliophile! ❤
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