HEDOPHILE – one who loves to travel or lovers of being on the road ……… in EUDAIMONIA – being in a contented happy state
Come, clamber aboard “Ukiyo” my magic carpet, squeeze up, make space – yes bring your picnic & champagne, or catch our slipstream and fly with the winds, North, East, West & South (ever noticed it spells NEWS?)
– “the floating world” – living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life
Discover the clouds, feel the sunshine on your shoulders, drift between the twinkling midnight stars where you will feel YUGEN
YUGEN – a profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe that triggers a deep emotional response
I want to stir, touch and move you to tears by the intoxicating experience
COMMUOVERE – to stir, to touch, to move to tears.
Go places you never imagined with intriguing words and imaginations alive. Don’t let the feelings of HIRAETH hold you back – as they serve no purpose. I used to, for my homeland, Rhodesia, which no longer exists
HIRAETH – a homesickness for a place that you can not return to or never was
One day, when at peace with the world, sitting in your rocking chair gracefully wearing wrinkles & greying hair, you will suddenly happen upon a memory of this day
NATSUKASHII – a happy recollection of an event or memory in the past
Let the wind blow back your hair and leave your eyebrows all confused
DES VU – (n) the awareness that this will become a memory
So ….. have I captured you up in my KOPFKINO?
KOPFKINO – the art of playing out an entire scenario in your mind
Travel is an amazing thing (there will be an intriguing word for this surely – I must find it!!!) and what I find amazing is there are many people crossing my path who are not hedophiles and have absolutely no desire to travel
I can travel in my imagination, dream up places and google for hours trying to find a place I imagine. A stunning shark-proof ocean, a Monastery in the mountains, climb into a hot air balloon…… Movies stimulate my mind for places and spaces yet to be discovered by plane, train, car or on foot. I do experience ONISM often but ever thankful for the opportunity given to see where I have
ONISM – is an awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience
It also strikes when I’m staring at the departures board or a map and wish I could go to all of those places at once. Does this happen to you? The more one travels, the harder it gets
Oftentimes it is triggered by the urge for change – perhaps this is you?
NOVATURIENT – a desire for powerful change in one’s life of situation
History is another reason people will travel, to visit those places of fame, dread, fear, danger, intrigue, disaster, and fascination
Once bitten by the bug – PEREGRINATION sets in ……..
PEREGRINATE – travel or wander around from place to place
When I book a new vacation or destination, and during the time before departure, I think of the people we will meet and all the other exciting things ahead
This is VORFREUDE – the joyful, intense anticipation derived from imagining what lies ahead
so, I SAY …… STRIKHEDONIA
STREKHEDONIA – the original Greek word meaning – the joy of being able to say ‘to hell with it” !
If you cannot do it, dream it – become a NEFELIBABA
NEFELIBATA – one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination; an unconventional person
OH LOOK DOWN THERE, THROUGH THE CLOUDS FILTERING RAYS OF WARM SUNLIGHT – a mosaic of CARPETS, COLOURS, BUILDINGS, UMBRELLAS – ISTANBUL ……………………… AND SO MANY “UKIYO” wannabes……
You had forgotten why our Magic Carpet is named – UKIYO – “the floating world” – living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life)
Bye from me and a flight of fantasy, fresh air, fat words and flippin difficult pronunciations.