Monday, July 14, 2014
I learned a new word today: mizpah. I came across it while reading an online article posted on Death Cafe. The word originated in the Bible and now connotes an emotional bond between two people who are separated (either physically or by death). Up until now, I was unaware that a term used to describe this situation even existed. Various scenarios involving mizpah come to mind. Parents sending a child overseas with hopes for a better future. A best friend moving far away. The death of a loved one. It turns out that jewellery depicting this concept also exists, typically consisting of a coin-shaped pendant cut in two with a zigzag line. A perfect image to hold onto for any being connected to another through mizpah.