Day 28 and I’d like to thank words. Not all words, mind you. Just the words that I inexplicably adore because of how they sound.
True story – in a creative writing class in college, we had to make collages that represented something about ourselves. I found “succubus” or “incubus” (I forget which) in a Swamp Thing comic. The prof asked me if I knew what the word meant. I did, but I really liked the way it sounded. So, it made on the collage of things I like. Make of that what you will.
Today I came across “weltschmerz.” Noun: a feeling of melancholy and world weariness, the weariness that comes when the real world doesn’t match the utopic; romantic pessimism. It sounds awesome and somehow matches with “schadenfreude,” also a great sounding word.
Other words I like for their sound alone:
- Okefonokee, which somehow leads me to
I probably have more, but that’s what came to the top of my head. My thoughts are often like cream floating on top of milk, I tell you.