Thursday, January 8, 2004

A great word brought to my attention by Ryan Syme, elementary educator extraordinaire: Koviashuvik—an Inuit (Eskimo) word meaning "living in the present moment with quiet joy and happiness."

Translation is a rough trade, so who knows what exactly what it means. The point is that a culture has an actual word for that sentiment that takes in our language an entire sentence.

And what an important sentiment it is, no matter what language.

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