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 🙂

  • The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness—to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all, even though it felt so vivid just days ago—which makes you wish you could smoothly cross-dissolve back into everyday life, or just hold the shutter open indefinitely and let one scene become superimposed on the next, so all your days would run together and you’d never have to call cut.

  • 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 VIVEK TRIVEDI

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like
Read More

Lutalica

When you were born they put you in a little box and slapped a label on it. But…
Read More

The McFly Effect

The phenomenon of observing your parents interact with people they grew up with, which reboots their personalities into youth mode.…
Read More

Astrophe

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

Nementia

The post-distraction effort to recall the reason why you’re feeling particularly anxious or angry or excited, in which…
Read More

Lapyear

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

Pluviophile

People that love rain are called pluviophiles. The word pluviophile comes from the Latin word “pluvial,” which means…
Read More

Kuebiko

A state of exhaustion inspired by an act of senseless violence, which forces you to revise your image…
Read More

Pâro

The feeling that no matter what you do is always somehow wrong—that any attempt to make your way…
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

Fitzcarraldo

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

Exulansis

The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. Whether…
Read More

Trumspringa

The temptation to step off your career track and become a shepherd in the mountains, following your flock…
Read More

Youthquake

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

Klexos

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

Anecdoche

A conversation in which everyone is talking but nobody is listening, simply overlaying disconnected words like a game of…