Words That Ring

This list is a mix of words I’ve come across in my readings or conversations from 2019 that have uniquely left an impression:

repeat or prolong an action, thought, or utterance after the stimulus that prompted it has ceased // “they perseverate under stress”
April 21, 2021

Zakar (Hebrew)
to remember to bring someone to mind and then act upon that person’s behalf
May 22, 2020

Liminal Space
the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’ It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing. 
October 1, 2019

Betel Nut
the seed of the fruit of the Areca palm which is taken in countries commonly like how we take our caffeine/nicotine, although it has been red- flagged as a carcinogen (and for other stuff). It’s the 4th most common psychoactive drug after caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. People in Papa New Guinea use it commonly
August 24, 2019

Jamstalldeht (Swedish)
gender equality
January 28, 2019