Literally: warm – thick – serious / kind – truth / reality
Alternately: Calm, kind, and sincere. Gentle and serious. A good and honest person.
Notes: This compound may have come from the I Ching, and be associated with the 26th hexagram… although this connection is only asserted by one of my sources and may be apocryphal; another source attests its use, in Japanese at least, only since 1843.
There weren’t really any image search results of people for this one, whatever that says about human nature. Here’s a dog taking care of a baby.
I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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