Sunday, July 6, 2014

I am coining a new word!

Have you ever felt hapsa? I am sure you have, everybody has! I think I am mostly in a state of hapsa. And I guess that’s what life is all about, every moment is a moment filled with hapsa. Like right now I am hapsa. I am so happy and grateful that I had such a fun birthday but at the same time I am sad thinking about my friend J who succumbed suddenly to cancer. She was also so young and full of life and it was so cruel that she had to leave so suddenly, leaving behind an innocent 7 year old behind!!

I guess you got the point, hapsa is the state of mind where you are happy and sad at the same time. It’s like after a very successful presentation you feel so happy and exuberant, but strangely sad that the whole thing was over so quickly and you wonder what the fuss was all about afterall.Guess I am reading a lot of philosophy these days, a subject that I would love to spend years of understanding if I could.

Coining the word hapsa for my own self reminded me of Anne Curzan’s lovely TED talk about ‘What makes a word ‘Real’’. Check it out and I am sure you will agree that in several years hapsa will describe a state of mind where you are happy with a tingling feeling of sadness still.

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