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from Lola's Curmudgeonly Musings about Life, Love & Other Trifles

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery; air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” ~ Sylvia Plath, from The Bell Jar

cynefin: A Welsh word for a place where a being feels it ought to live. It is where nature around you feels right and welcoming.

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Table Mountain Crickhowell (Crug-Hywell in Welsh meaning Howells Rock where a King Howell had a castle)

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14 Brilliant Welsh Words Everyone Needs To Start Using

14 Brilliant Welsh Words Everyone Needs To Start Using More

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32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

Cuando me emancipé a eso de los 22, me tocó vivir con un amigo cuya actividad principal era leer, leer, leer y de vez en cuando escribir. Conversar con este personaje era particularmente divertido porque no utilizaba ninguna grosería, y además porque solía utilizar un léxico muchísimo más amplio que el chileno promedio. Fue por …

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14 Brilliant Welsh Words Everyone Needs To Start Using

I chose this because I thought it paired well with the reading for today. The language is hard to read and say and I thought this was a fun way to look at the language.

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When You Love-Hate the Place You’re From

Hiraeth (n) A Homesickness for a Home to Which You Cannot Return, a Home Which Maybe Never Was; The Nostalgia, The Yearning, The Grief for the Places of Your Past...

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The best description of the Welsh word "hiraeth", for which the English language has no direct translation.

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14 Brilliant Welsh Words Everyone Needs To Start Using

14 Brilliant Welsh Words Everyone Needs To Start Using (just as a side note, according to Google translate, this one sounds like "toop-sin". How freaking adorable is that??)

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Corgi puppy barooo - what do you mean I have to wait for dinner time??

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Welsh love spoon, a romantic tradition. when a young man wanted to court a young lady he would carve a spoon to show off his talent and to prove his love. Each symbol on a lovespoon has a different meaning.

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