It amazes me that you can make new words in German. Just by putting together other words.
Even after it’s done, you can still see the old words. As the parts of the new word. Seeing those words tells you that there’s more to the new word than just the sum of its parts.
This Sunday is Pentecost.
Like Easter and the Ascension - the other big days of the Easter season - there’s a lot going on with Pentecost. And, just like Easter and the Ascension, Pentecost has its own special meaning.
But Pentecost isn’t an isolated or random thing. It’s also part of a greater whole that includes Easter and the Ascension.
What started with Easter isn’t finished until Pentecost.
And there really ought to be a word for that.
More on this tomorrow.