Have you ever come across these words/expressions?
Trouvaille (n.) – something lovely discovered by chance; a windfall.
Dérive (n.) lit. – “drift”; a spontaneous journey where the traveller leaves their life behind for a time to let the spirit of the landscape and architecture attract and move them.
Scintilla (n.) – a tiny, brilliant flash or spark; a small thing, a barely visible trace.
“Yes, English can be weird. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though”
(David Burge@iowahawkblog).