Word of the Week: Numinous

As in:  “To hear the unembodied call of a place, that numinous  voice, one has to wait for it to speak through the harmony of its features-the soughing of the wind across it, its upward reach against a clear night sky, its fragrance after a rain.”

 Lopez, B. H., & Gwartney, D. (2010). Introduction.  In Home ground: Language for an American landscape (p.xviii).  Retrieved from  http://site.ebrary.com/lib/emmanuel/docDetail.action?docID=10492532&p00=numinous

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