13 August 2013

That awkward moment when you’re at a party and you look across the table to see another person who is sharing an unspoken but private moment with you. When each knows the other understands and is in agreement with what is being expressed in a meaningfully silent manner. And so, to break the ice, you casually drop the word ‘Mamihlapinatapai’ and nod knowingly because you’re under the impression the other person studied philology for eight years and intuitively ‘gets it.’ But the dream is shattered when they merely say, “God Bless You!”