Beautiful

Beautiful… “I had read books that weren’t books, and I had read them using everything but my eyes. From that invisible “reading,” I had pressed my world onto paper. As such, I was a fraud in a field of language, which is to say, I was a writer. I have plagiarized my life to give…

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Oh my

Oh my, I need a lot of new words. And I didn’t even know I needed them until I read this. A few of my favourites: gigil (Tagalog, “the irresistible urge to pinch/squeeze someone because they are loved or cherished”). mbuki-mvuki (Bantu, “to shed clothes to dance uninhibited”) aware—the Japanese noun for “the bittersweetness of…

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