shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form; a water sprite, often a foreboding one.
Variations: German - Nix, Nixie, Nyx. Norwegian - Nøkk, Nøkken (plural).
Etymology: from Middle High German nickese, Old High German nicchessa, related to Sanskrit nḗnēkti, Greek nízō (νίζω) and níptō (νίπτω), and Irish nigh’ - all meaning “to wash or be washed”.
8:10 am • 20 April 2014 • 776 notes
A dronie is a video selfie taken with a drone. I featured Amit Gupta’s beautiful dronie yesterday:
Other people have since taken dronies of their own and the idea seems like it’s on the cusp of becoming a thing. Here’s one taken by Joshua Works of him and his family on the shore of a…
9:47 am • 16 April 2014 • 47 notes
The measure of words
Short and sweet
Rhyming, timing, symbolizing
Still words run deep
Narrating, describing, climaxing
Rich and full
11:36 am • 15 April 2014 • 6 notes
imactuallyaghostnamedcharles asked: Is there a word, specifically just one word that means you're happy for some one?
It would appear that European originated languages lack a word for this.
The closest we could get was the Buddhist concept of “mudita”:
"Especially sympathetic or vicarious joy."
on wikipeadia: “f we can be happy when other people are healthy and prosperous, it is called mudita; the opposite word is envy or schadenfreude”
There is more on this, and actually cultivating your own mudita here and here.
11:51 am • 14 April 2014 • 5 notes
graceaveryphotography asked: ipseity
"individual identity : selfhood”
"those heavenly moments … when a sense of the divine ipseity invades me — L.P.Smith"
8:00 am • 6 April 2014 • 4 notes
(n.) A lover of learning or a knowledge seeker.
6:02 am • 4 April 2014 • 55 notes
Madrugada is the period between “the dead of night” and “early morning”, roughly 1 - 4am.
9:27 pm • 29 March 2014 • 4,266 notes