Cheers to the Passengers of May

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.

11 thoughts on “Cheers to the Passengers of May

  1. Thanks for leaving me a like today on “Two Wrongs Make a Right.” I came to visit and browse a bit. I’d love to read some of your stories, but too late tonight. I generally stick to short posts like this one. Passengers I also rode through the Month of May. This gave me words I “knew not.” 😀


  2. I changed my phone number… whoops. So, now I’m having trouble getting back into my blog due to Authenticator thingy. Anyway, to hopefully fix the problem, i made another WP blog and invited myself to be an Administrator on my site, so to speak. Naturally, I accepted the invitation. Lol. Anyway, I’m using my same name and everything, but I’m so confused. More so than usual! Hugs! I’m still here. ♥️

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