Thursday, October 26, 2006

nervio

"nervio" is a spanish word that has no equivalent in english, defined as "a feeling of such intense affection that one trembles or grits his teeth with restraint so as not to harm the object of his affection." who else knows this feeling exactly? i've felt it with my kids and my dogs -- what an odd sensation! i think my desire to shrink minnow down and put him in my pocket is closely related...

4 comments:

lisa said...

yes! I have to share that with my cousin Emmy... we have talked about that feeling but had trouble articulating it.

lizzie lou said...

yeah, it sounds so bad to say "i have to bite my lip to keep from EATING this adorable baby!!"

mom said...

you mean it sounds like "flesh eating mothers" ?!

lizzie lou said...

precisely!