Boketto lass by Charles Amable Lenoir - LaBergere crop via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Boketto

Boketto is a thoroughly gorgeous Japanese word that has no exact or decent English translation. Boketto is the act of gazing out into the distance with no thoughts, losing yourself in the vast, almost unseeing horizon. Boketto is a term that my soul readily recognized and felt an instant kinship with. That mindless, distant, far-seeing… Continue reading Word Nerd: Boketto

pneuma the vital breath that is the soul digital collage via LaWhimsy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Pneuma

Pneuma is a Greek based word meaning breath, spirit, or wind (and it's pronounced noo-muh). Philosophically, pneuma means a person's soul, their living essence. As an example from A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire "'Psyche' was in the breast;'pneuma' was spread throughout the body;and 'Nous' was in the head."Β  Pneuma could also be used to describe… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pneuma