Hiraeth Lady of the sea. Arnold Genthe Autochrome (1910β€²s)
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Word Nerd: Hiraeth

Hiraeth is an absolutely glorious Welsh term that can be translated quite literally into English as "longing", yet it's true meaning has a great deal more nuance to it then simple longing. Hiraeth describes a deep, inborn sense of yearning for a home, a feeling, a place or person that is beyond this plane of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Hiraeth

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Word Nerd: Diaphanous

Diaphanous is one of those utterly delicious descriptive words that I adore sprinkling about my conversations. The word alone sounds every bit as divine as it's meaning, I mean by just saying diaphanous denotes a sense of delicate elegance. The air on an early, clear Spring day has a sort of diaphanous quality to it… Continue reading Word Nerd: Diaphanous