Affiliate Disclosure: Some of the links or advertisements below are affiliate links or advertisements, meaning, at no additional cost to you. We will earn a commission, if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you 🙂

  • A condition characterized by scanning faces in a crowd looking for a specific person who would have no reason to be there.

  • It’s your brain’s way of checking to see whether they’re still in your life, subconsciously patting its emotional pockets before it leaves for the day.

  • 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 CHRISTOPHER BURNS
5 comments
  1. Looking for Waldo.
    I love this word and I am guilty of waldosia as I look for my divine masculine in a crowd of faces when I know he is not going to be there, but need to look just to be sure.
    ❤️

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like
Read More

Kenopsia

The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.…
Read More

Bohemian

A person who is interested in art, music or literature, and lives in a very informal way, ignoring…
Read More

Fitzcarraldo

An image that somehow becomes lodged deep in your brain. Maybe washed there by a dream, or smuggled…
Read More

Youthquake

A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people. The word youthquake…
Read More

Querencia

A place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are…
Read More

Apomakrysmenophobia

The fear that your connections with people are ultimately shallow, that although your relationships feel congenial at the…
Read More

Oleka

The awareness of how few days are memorable. Another day, another week, another year. We’ve heard this song before. Our…
Read More

Ambedo

A kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a…
Read More

Yù Yī

The desire to see with fresh eyes, and feel things just as intensely as you did when you…
Read More

Morii

With every click of the shutter, you’re trying to press pause on your life. If only so you…
Read More

kairosclerosis

The moment you realize that you’re currently happy—consciously trying to savor the feeling—which prompts your intellect to identify…
Read More

Astrophe

It’s hard not to look at the ground as you walk. To set your sights low, and keep…
Read More

Klexos

Your life is written in indelible ink. There’s no going back to erase the past, tweak your mistakes,…
Read More

Lapyear

The age at which you become older than your parents were when you were born, which signals that…
Read More

Sonder

The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passed in the street, has a life as complex…