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The awareness that you are not at home in the wilderness. The story of humanity is a move from the countryside to the big city. But it’s happened so fast that a part of you still remembers Eden. That longs to leave your car idling in traffic, and flee into the wilderness. But there’s another part of you knows that Eden is a fantasy, and you’ll always be floating just above it; trailing clouds of civilization wherever you go.

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 JONATHAN

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