Over the course of the past few years, I have found myself taking afternoon walks in the forest basking in the sunlight beaming through the trees. I also enjoy taking numerous photographs and they amaze me. The orbs that formed look like fairies dancing and it makes me smile and giggle a little.
As I was reading one evening I stumbled on the word that defines this very phenomenon. It is a Japanese word with no English translation.
Komorebi. Language: Japanese. Meaning: The interplay between light and leaves when sunlight shines through trees.
It also means Melancholic longing or nostalgia for a person, place or thing that is far away from you. This makes me wonder what is it that I am nostalgic for?
I believe that these beams of light particularly as the sun is setting reveals a very small glimpse of a world that is normally unseen. I like to think it lifts the curtain for a marvelous look into the fairy and unicorn world; Unicorn Square.
Now that this word has entered into my vocabulary I will use it to describe my favorite hobby that until this moment had no explanation. I encourage you to marvel at Komorebi the next time you are walking in nature.
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