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Word Nerd: Saudade

Saudade is a deep emotional state of longing for a person or thing that is absent. Saudade is a Portuguese and Galician term that has no direct equivalent in the English language. "Bitter sweet" is similar to saudade if lacking the poetic potency and aching beauty that saudade encompasses. Saudade is a word thoroughly saturated… Continue reading Word Nerd: Saudade

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Word Nerd: Anthomania

Anthomania is an extreme fondness or love of flowers. Anthomania derives from the ancient Greek ἄνθος or anthos (flowers) and mania (a madness). Anthomania is such an enchanting word which seems so fitting for something as alluringly lovely as flowers. With their soft, delicate petals, multitudes of colors and intoxicating array of fragrances, there is… Continue reading Word Nerd: Anthomania

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 268 – Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.” ~ Rita Schiano Sharing your joys is the new black... "Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys." Complaining is oh, so easy to do. I mean most of us do it without… Continue reading Monday Mantra 268 – Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 267 – Grow through what you go through

“Grow through what you go through.” ~ Unknown Life of late has been an odd mix of free-floating spaciness and heavy weights... "Grow through what you go through." April was such a bizarre month. It was both incredibly draggy and long and blink and you miss it fast. I swear March was only just ending… Continue reading Monday Mantra 267 – Grow through what you go through

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 266 – Art is freedom from the heaviness of the world

“Art is freedom from the heaviness of the world.” ~ LaWhimsy The world can be a heavy place but with art you can find and cultivate freedom from it... "Art is freedom from the heaviness of the world." The world can be so heavy at times and life can feel more like a burden than… Continue reading Monday Mantra 266 – Art is freedom from the heaviness of the world

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Word Nerd: Thole

Thole means to endure. Thole is a Middle English word used before the 12th century (oftentimes as tholian). Thole also has a second definition which is used as a synonym for a peg or pin or can refer to the set of pins placed in the gunwale of a boat to keep an oar in… Continue reading Word Nerd: Thole