A Russian Word


There must be a Russian word to describe what has happened
between us, like ostyt, which can be used
for a cup of  tea that is too hot, but after you walk to the next room,
and return, it is too cool; or perekhotet,
which is to want something so much over months
and even years that when you get it, you have lost
the desire.


“Letter to a Lost Friend” , Barbara Hamby


  1. Zinni says:

    That’s Deep 🙂
    The span of time to accomplish a desire decreases it’s worth!Apt!

  2. Brilliant. Such potent words. Thank you.

  3. This is very true and I like the thoughts behind your words.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I liked this quote a lot too 😁

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