A SMALL GERMAN CLASS:
(1) Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand: The thing that is almost the thing you want, but not quite.
(2) Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz: It is not something that develops over time. It’s something that happens instantaneously. It courses through you like water of a river after a storm, filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your body, in your hands, in your heart, in your stomach, in your skin.