Definition: Kawaakari (pronounced: ka-wa-a-ka-rE ); Japanese; noun
1. The gleam of last light on a river's surface at dusk; the glow of a river in darkness.
Why I love this word:
There is poetry in the whale songs of the deep blue sea. You can hear their tune play when you plant an ear just below the water's surface. And if you play close enough attention, the ocean will whisper its secrets to you through the rumblings of the waves.
Once you learn it, you will always remember how to communicate with the water. The movement is etched in your brain. The moment rejuvenates the soul. Swim, just swim. The ocean is a marvelous friend.
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