We know it’s not Valentine’s Day…but we wanted to talk a quick minute about this fun Italian phrase:
Colpo di Fulmine
Colpo di fulmine means love at first sight! But it literally means a lightning strike. So it’s like you were struck by love! It’s as if love struck you unexpectedly and even as powerfully as a lightning bolt would.
I think this quote explains it perfectly:
“Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning, so powerful and intense it can’t be denied. It’s beautiful and messy, cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there’s no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits, your life is irrevocably changed.”
― J.M. Darhower, Sempre
Now you have a new Italian term to add to your repertoire: colpo di fulmine!
Have you every experienced a “colpo di fulmine”? Tell us about it in a comment!