EXCELENT !!! FELICITARI !!!!
In most languages and cultures there are words that are difficult to translate to other languages. We get close with a translation, but never precise. This has to do with many things. A word and a concept has history, feelings and memories. Words also evolve in a social, political and cultural context.
I put the Romanian word ‘ dor ‘ in this category of words. I instantly fell in love with this word, as I first experienced it as something that has to do with a deep, profound longing. I was thinking of my longing to Romania as a constant ‘dor’. The more I learned about the word, the wider I realized it’s meaning. I don’t know either, perhaps I can never fully understand it ?
I asked four inspirational, Transylvanian women about their conception of the word ‘ dor’. Here is what they say.
Alina Zara-Prunean from Mandra Chic…
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