Definition: Paralian (pronounced pa-‘rA-lE-an); Greek; noun
1. One who lives by the sea.
Why I love this word:
Being Greek, I think I have an infinite love for the ocean. It's the quintessential summer muse. And as Isak Dinesen put it, "The cure for anything is salt water." As the temperature rises, so does our impulse to immerse ourselves in the ocean, and end up entranced in the deep sea seeking a creative revival. To live by the sea, is to live by the largest force of bliss and creativity one can ask for. It's a great luxury.
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