Bema – the altar part or sanctuary in ancient and Orthodox churches; the enclosed space surrounding the altar; the sanctuary or chancel; an open space between the end of the nave arcade and the apse ion a basilica; the podium or platform in a synagogue from which the Torah and Prophets are read; the platform from which orators spoke in ancient Athens.
Commemorate – recall and show respect for; mark or celebrate an event or person by producing something; exist or do as a reminder of an important event or person in the past.
Reflet – lustre or iridescence, especially on ceramics; colour caused by reflection.
Haptic – of or relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception; tactile.
Proprioception – the unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself; the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement.
Wytai – a feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque—from zoos and milk-drinking to organ transplants, life insurance, and fiction—part of the faint background noise of absurdity that reverberates from the moment our ancestors first crawled out of the slime but could not for the life of them remember what they got up to do.
Chypre – a family, or concept, of perfumes that are characterised by an accord composed of citrus top-notes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a mossy-animalic base-note derived from oak moss and musk; a heady perfume made from sandalwood.