John Koenig’s “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”

Sometimes you are just dumbfounded by all the great and amazing things around you. You can’t describe them, they render you speechless. And sometimes we take them for granted, we get so nujmb by all the beauty and all the emotion, you stop noticing them.

Freelance graphic designer and word lover John Koenig started a peculiar blog project in which he attempts to find words and definitions that can still capture those almost undefinable moods and twilight emotions that give us goosebumps or get us wondering. The blog is called The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows and Koenig describes it as “A compendium of the aches, demons, vibes, joys and urges that roam the wilderness of the psychological interior. The author’s mission is to harpoon, bag and tag wild sorrows, then release them gently back into the subconscious.” in the information section of his tumblr account.

Where English fails, he goes over the language borders and hunts down the most foreign of words, phrases, character formations and the most curious of definitions.

Watch his poetic video about “Sonder” and let Koenig amaze you in a way no other dictionary can.

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