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sunset on a lakeLast night a yoga teacher dropped a beautiful word that landed on my ears soft as snow: quiesence.

Without even knowing exactly what it meant I instantly loved it, I think because it sounds like

Quiet

+

Essence

And means, essentially that. From Webster’s: “Etymology: Latin quiescent-, quiescens, present participle of quiescere to become quiet, rest, from quies

Date: 1605

1 : marked by inactivity or repose : tranquilly at rest”

For more, here’s the Wikipedia page on this lovely word.

Do you have a word you love for how it makes you feel?

 

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