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Word Nerd: Redamancy

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyredamancy definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyRedamancy is the act of loving the one that loves you. Redamancy derives from the Latin redamō (I requite love; I love back).

Redamancy is quite the lovely word and it differentiates it’s self from other words about love since it is one of the few that specifies reciprocity. Redamancy is about equal, giving, and shared love. Redamancy is not limited to romantic love since so many forms of love can be given and returned in equal measure.

redamancy love recipicated digital collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsyWhile this collage invokes romantic love, redamancy is open to all forms of love from the most platonic of loves, to self love, to physical love, and beyond.

It’s that time of year that draws attention to romance and yet, I think that love and redamancy are year-round delights that are open and available to every single person in a multitude of ways. Redamancy is something we should all be practicing and inviting into our lives each day. We can begin with ourselves and then share the love outward and as we do so we each of us will find those who will love us back in full. We are all worthy of enriching, devout, fulfilling love and we are equally capable of returning it! Love on!

Namaste ~ Ella

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