Tarab

All cultures on Earth have some form of music. Even cultures with no connection to any other group of people, virtually untouched by the modern world and independent of outside influence, have music. It has been present, as far as we can tell, throughout all of human history: some of the oldest pieces of writing …

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Hygge

When I first learned about the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral on Monday, my word for the week had already been chosen and this post partially written. As the news updates about the incident began pouring in, I considered choosing different word, a French one that could somehow capture all the feelings surrounding the …

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