μεράκι – guest post by Andreas Loizou

μεράκι (Meh-RAH-Ki) is a Greek word that comes from the Turkish merak, to be interested, to wonder.  μεράκι sort-of kind-of means putting your heart, soul and enthusiasm into a task. It could be something artistic. Or it could be something quotidian that’s done with real enthusiasm and pride. The way my mum plants her vegetables, for example, or the skill with which a chef cooks for her staff once the restaurant’s customers have left. μεράκι is plotting a novel without googling the capital ofRead more