( adv. ) “maybe,” describing the state of uncertainty in Italian

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chilliest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.”

― Emily Dickinson

in Little Italy, Ottawa

dated /dā′tĭd/ outmoded

breezy /brē′zē/ lacking substance

blurry /ˈblər-ē/ indistinct

effervescent /ĕf′ər-vĕs′/ full of animation & spirit

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”

― Robert Frank

mellifluous /mə-lĭf′lo͞o-əs/ honeyed

plethora /plĕth′ər-ə/ overabundance

peace /pēs/ in a state of tranquility

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

― Oscar Wilde