Not Lost in Translation

The limits of language

Sometimes English does not have the word I want to use to express something complex.

Like this one from Italian: commuovere

commuovere - italian verb

meaning: To be moved in a heartwarming way, usually relating to a story that moved you to tears,

…or this one, from Japanese: Wabi-Sabi

wabi-sabi - japanese noun

meaning: finding beauty in the imperfections, an acceptance of the cycle of life and death.

Which is why I’m thankful for Ella Frances Sanders and her book, Lost In Translation