Wednesday, February 18, 2009


but not so lost.

And still finding fine words that wrap the word up neatly in their many meanings.

  • In sanskrit "svaha" is said at the end of many mantras, meaning, "so be it."
  • Svaha is also a Hindu goddess who presides over burnt offerings.
  • And in Icelandic svaha is the duration of time between lightning and thunder.
I love how we, humans, connect one utterance, how the meaning winds its way around the world.


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