Here are some words in different languages that are used to talk about nature:
Ag borradh (Irish) – the vitality and promise that arrives with Spring, telling us that new life is about to start.
Aloha aina (Hawaiian) – love of the land.
Bangweulu (Bemba, Zambia) – where the water meets the sky.
Dadirri (Aboriginal Australian) – contemplation, deep inner listening and quiet awareness of creation that allows you to be at peace with yourself, with others and with nature.
Gökotta (Swedish) – to wake up early in the morning with the purpose of going outside to hear the first birds of Spring.
Gümüş servi (Turkish) – reflections of the moon on the water.
Hoppípolla (Icelandic) – to jump into puddles.
Komorebi (Japanese) – the dappled light effect when sunlight shines through tree leaves.
Madrugada (Spanish) – the moment at dawn when night greets day.
Serein (French) – fine rain falling from a cloudless sky, typically after sunset.
Shinrin-yoku (Japanese) – a visit to the forest for relaxation (‘forest bathing’)
Songimvelo (SiSwati, South Africa) – to care for nature.
Tenalach (Irish) – the relationship and deep connection with the land/air/water that allows one to literally hear the earth sing.
Date: 15th September 2015