I like words.  Language, turns of phrase are endlessly interesting for me.

Courtesy of German.

Schadenfreude – the pleasure we get when a friend fails.

Heimweh – the longing for ones home

Treibwerk –  A work of passion.


‘It was clear that his sense of his own worth had ballooned since they had seen him last.  His movements were slower and more rounded, and there was a new quality of ripeness in his way of speaking, as if he were listening to himself through headphones.  He was trying on the part of the distinguished man’

– from ‘Breakable You’ by Brian Morton.