Thursday, April 05, 2007

word watch: darshan

I love Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project Blog, and a nice side affect of reading it (in addition to a daily attitude readjustment) is new vocabulary words! Gretchen loves words, and it shows.

A couple of weeks I learned darshan -- a Sanskrit word meaning (my rough translation) "basking in the glow" (of a holy person, usually). Gretchen extends it to explain why people like being in the presence of celebrities.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

word watch: abecedary

A book of ABCs. From reviews of Bembo's Zoo.