rückkehrunruhe

Rückkehrunruhe

n. the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness—to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all, even though it felt so vivid just days ago—which makes you wish you could smoothly cross-dissolve back into everyday life, or just hold the shutter open indefinitely and let one scene become superimposed on the next, so all your days would run together and you’d never have to call cut.








 This and other relatable feelings:  Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows


6 comments:

  1. I love how precise German can be :D

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  2. I will read every single one of these before the night is through.


    a favorite so far -

    opia

    n. the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable—their pupils glittering, bottomless and opaque—as if you were peering through a hole in the door of a house, able to tell that there’s someone standing there, but unable to tell if you’re looking in or looking out.

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  3. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but that's just not a German word ;) It just includes two german words, the word for return and for concern (more or less), but german speakers would never usethe two words to form this new word!!!

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