La Gaudière

La Gaudière

n.
a glint of goodness you notice in someone that you wouldn’t expect, which is often only detectable by sloshing them back and forth in your mind until everything dark and gray and common falls away, leaving something shining at the bottom of the pan—a rare element hidden deep in the bedrock, that must’ve been washed there by a storm somewhere upstream.

French la gaudière, from Latin gaudere, to find joy. Pronounced “lah gou-dee-yair.”

Feresy

Querinous

Hanker Sore

Lilo

Suente

Ochisia

Fensiveness

Nachlophobia

Attriage

Los Vidados

La Gaudière

On Tenderhooks

Redesis

The Kinder Surprise

Semaphorism

Sitheless

Hubilance

Anderance

Soufrise

Wildred

Feresy

Allope

Latigo

Star-Stuck

Nighthawk

Keta

Kenaway