Charles Brian Orner
SOSTENUTO - A Novel

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Chapter 6

1    Pura vida is a characteristic Costa Rican phrase. It literally means pure life, however, the real meaning is closer to “plenty of life,” “full of life,” “this is living!,” “going great,” or “real living.” The phrase can be used in many ways; for example, it can be used both as a greeting or a farewell, as an answer expressing that things are going well, or as a way of giving thanks.

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