Cheers to the passengers and travelers of May! As this is a blog of words, here are some beautiful words for the travelers out there.
Eleutheromania- An intense and irresistible desire for freedom.
Fernweh (German)- The feeling of being homesick for a place you’ve never been.
Trouvaille (French)- The stumbling upon Something lovely, or the discovery of something beautiful, by mere chance.
Waldeinsamkeit (untranslatable from German)- The feeling of being alone in the woods.
Sonder (A contraction of both German and French words from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows)- the realization that each random passerby you pass- such as on the bus- is living a life as vivid and complex as your own
Onism (Danish)- The awareness of, even if you’ve traveled your entire life, just how little of the world you’ll actually get to experience.
Meraki (Greek)- Putting a little part of yourself into whatever it is you’re doing. Leaving little bits of yourself into everything you do and everywhere you go.
Yu yi (Chinese)- The desire to feel things just as intensely as you did when you were younger — before expectations, before memory, before words.
I hope everyone had a lovely May, and May your June be filled with numerous trouvailles.