Remember the Bolivian musician, the one who was playing his flute at Hinamatsuri (aka: Japanese Doll Festival)? He was smitten this week with Kuwanyamtia, the little Inuit who was standing dangerously close to him.
As you might remember, Kuwan was adamant about heading north for snow, since the spring thaw began...
Well.....quite unfortunate for us, the spring loving humans, but another happy~happy day for the little Inuit; we had a spring snowstorm.
Let's see, there are how many words for snow in the Inuit language? Perhaps hundred's? I wonder how many words there are for happy in the English language?
Thesaurus check: Happy=cheery, merry, jovial, jolly, jocular, gleeful, carefree, untroubled, delightful, smiling, beaming, grinning, in good spirits,
in good mood, light hearted, pleased, content, satisfied, gratified, buoyant, radiant, sunny, blithe, joyous, beatific, elated, thrilled, ecstatic, exhilarated, blissful, euphoric, exultant,
overjoyed, rapturous, in seventh heaven, on cloud nine,walking on air, jumping for joy, jubilant......
and then there's the informal word....which I won't bore you with.
But I can tell you this...
HAPPY, is not the word used to describe Mrs. Bolivia, standing next to Kuwan in the doll cabinet.
Notice the pursed lips, vacant stare.
See as little Kuwan's focus is diverted away from the glaring eyes.
But of course, I digress. Picture, now, if you will, the Bolivian musician. Introduce him to only one word he has no use for...
How much does he like his little Inuit now?
The eyes say it all.....
I wonder, then how many words there are for the word....."Oops."