• The sense that the future is arriving ahead of schedule, bursting from their hypothetical cages into the arena of the present, furiously bucking the grip of your expectations.

  • Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project, to create a compendium of invented words for every emotion we might all experience but don’t yet have a word for.
GREG RAKOZY ANDY KELLY

 

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