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Feb 4, 2018

"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice." ---T.S. Eliot-

Ninety-Six Words for Love

Imagine if we had a richer vocabulary to describe a feeling we readily express, but fail to articulate: love. Sanskrit has 96 words for this emotion, the meaning of which varies with each giver and recipient. The English language lacks a deep vocabulary for feelings, at the expense of our rapid advances in thinking, science, and technology, suggests Robert Johnson. Are we depriving ourselves of a fundamental form of self-expression, limited by our poverty-stricken language?

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Pick a feeling (love, grief, joy) and try to expand your vocabulary around it this week. Was it easier or harder than you expected? Share your reflections in the comments section below.



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