Thoroughly Depressing Word of the Day: Ambedo

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



Thoroughly Depressing Word of the Day: Ambedo

Ambedo (noun): A kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—briefly soaking in the experience of being alive, an act that is done purely for its own sake.*

 

* All entries obtained from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Comments

Michael Crowley
Michael Crowley

That actually sounds rather nice. 


April 14, 2016

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam
Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

I agree, but we work in publishing so it's no surprise we are drawn to melancholy.


April 14, 2016