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Adronitis

Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone—spending the first few weeks chatting in their…
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Looseleft

Feeling a sense of loss upon finishing a good book, sensing the weight of the back cover locking…
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Aulasy

The sadness that there’s no way to convey a powerful memory to people who weren’t there at the…
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Etterath

The feeling of emptiness after a long and arduous process is finally complete—having finished school, recovered from surgery,…
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Amicy

The mystery of what goes on behind the scenes of your social life, wondering about all the back…
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Watashiato

The curiosity about the impact you’ve had on the lives of the people you know, wondering which of…
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The Tilt Shift

A phenomenon in which your lived experience seems oddly inconsequential once you put it down on paper, which…
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Contact high-five

An innocuous touch by someone just doing their job—a barber, yoga instructor or friendly waitress—that you enjoy more…
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Dream Fever

The intense heat on the skin of a sleeping person, a radioactive byproduct of an idle mind humming…
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La cuna

A twinge of sadness that there’s no frontier left, that as the last explorer trudged with his armies…
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Scabulous

Proud of a scar on your body, which is an autograph signed to you by a world grateful…
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The Meantime

The moment of realization that your quintessential future self isn’t ever going to show up, which forces the…
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Ellipsism

The sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out, that you’ll dutifully pass…