طَرَب |tarab|noun • Arabic a musically induced state of ecstasy or enchantment. 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, …

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hygge |ˈhʏɡə| noun • Danish a sense of warmth and coziness; creating an atmosphere of comfort, intimacy, and togetherness. 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 …

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