fidgetspin (fidgetspin) wrote in 1word1day,

Meraki, and a fun article

Apologies for last week's absence.  To make amends I refer those interested to a fun NPR article discussing this website that seeks to bring obscure words back into our vocabulary.  Now, onto more untranslatable words...

Meraki Adjective, /may-rah-kee/
Literally translated from Turkish as "interest," "worry," or "concern." 
However, in Greek, the word denotes doing something with soul, creativity, or love.  More than an interest or hobby, it is when you put "something of yourself" into the activity.  Often used in regards to cooking and food, but can refer to any number of activities.

I still don't know exactly what I want to do in life but I know what all my career choices have in common: that meraki feeling of being able to submerge myself in a purpose bigger than myself.
Tags: adjective, greek, m, theme: untranslatable

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