Hygge

hygge |ˈhʏɡə| noun, verb • 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 …

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Hiraeth

hiraeth |ˈhɪːraɪθ| noun • Welsh a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; an intense yearning to be somewhere you are not; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past. "Where are you from?" doesn't seem like a complicated question, but I …

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