Definition: The euphoria a farmer experiences when s/he gathers soil from the ground with their naked hands, assesses the soil quality with the highly sensitive skin of their finger tips, breathes in the aromas of the soil and experiences a soil “high” when the commingling of all of these senses is accentuated by the ancient, learned, earned knowledge that this is indeed a rich, nourishing, life giving soil.
Origin: Farmers, California, January 2017.
Soil (Anglo-Norman) meaning a piece of ground (influenced in meaning by Latin solum, soil). The upper layer of earth in which plants grow.
Soul (Germanic origin; related to Dutch ziel and German Seele) meaning the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans. 2. The immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life.
Tact (Latin tactilis, from tangere ‘to touch’) meaning perceptible by touch: tangible ; of, relating to, or being the sense of touch.
Phoria (Derived from Greek word euphoría) meaning a feeling of extreme happines, a state of well-being.