Back in December I shared a list of Six Non-Fiction Books I'd Gift, and in that post I mentioned my love of Lost In Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World by Ella Frances Sanders. In that same post, I mentioned sharing a separate post on a few of my favourite words from the book, and here that is.
And by a few words, I mean ten.
To be moved in a heartwarming way, usually relating to a story that moved you to tears.
The feeling of butterflies in your stomach, usually when something romantic or cute takes place.
Gathering together to talk and take a break from everyday routines, usually drinking coffee and eating pastries - either at a café or at home - often for hours on end.
The sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees.
Literally mean 'grief-bacon', this word refers to the excess weight we can gain from emotional overeating.
Gazing vacantly into the distance without really thinking about anything specific.
Finding beauty in the imperfections, an acceptance of the cycle of life and death.
The twinkle in your eye when you first meet someone.
Meaning 'you bury me', a beautifully morbid declaration of one's hope that they will die before another person, as it would be too difficult living without them.
Leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other unread books.
This isn't a review of the book, however if it were, I'd highly recommend having this charming little book on your shelves.