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