Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Emotions We Feel But Can't Explain
Prior to writing this post I had never heard of these emotions, either the words used to describe or the feelings associated with them. And yet, I have experienced each and every one.
Sonder: the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Opia: the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
Monachopsis: the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
Liberosis: the desire to care less about things.
Ellipsism: a sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out.
Kuebiko: a state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.
Rubatosis: the unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
Kenopsia: the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.
Chrysalism: the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.
Nothing like pondering a host of complex emotions to make hump day a little more interesting...
Posted by Erin Leigh at 5:00 AM