Travel: A winter afternoon of contemplation in Queenstown

Ancient Word of the Day: Chrysalism

On the road near to Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye. Notice the gloaming sky storm
On the road near to Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye. Notice the gloaming sky storm. Copyright Content Catnip 2014

Chrysalism

The strange and cosy combination of tranquillity and protectedness experienced when safely indoors as a thunderstorm breaks overhead. The sensation of warmth and well-being induced by listening to waves of rain pattering onto the roof.

Originally coined by the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. 

Luminous Edinburgh during Christmas time lit the way for work-weary me
December streets luminous and slick with sleet and rain in Edinburgh. Copyright Content Catnip 2010

 

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