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Poignant Ponderables

A collection of words, images & thoughts that move me to contemplation.

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Freundenfreude

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(n.) 'froyn-duhn 'froy-duh  The feeling of happiness that having good friends gives you; also, genuine joy at friends’ successes.  Usage: Robert’s friends had teased him for a decade that he’d never finish his dissertation; but when he finally did it, they were so filled with freundenfreude that they rented a ballroom and threw him a giant party to celebrate.