Cheers to the Passengers of May

I have travelled on buses all my life, so I am sure I have been on the Number 26. As May comes to an end, Number 26 gives us an intriguing selection of words about travel I can’t resist sharing.

The Number 26

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…

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