sillage (n.) the scent that lingers in air, the impression made in space after something or someone has been and gone
v. intr. feeling the tranquil pleasure of being near a gathering but not quite in it—hovering on the perimeter of a campfire, chatting outside a party while others dance inside, resting your head in the backseat of a car listening to your friends chatting up front—feeling blissfully invisible yet still fully included, safe in the knowledge that everyone is together and everyone is okay, with all the thrill of being there without the burden of having to be.
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Metanoia (n.) Greek
The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life
Drapetomania (n.) an overwhelming urge to run away
Fika [fee – ka] (Swedish)
(n.) a moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life
“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.”
(n.) This untranslatable Portuguese term refers to the melancholic, a deep, nostalgic, and longing for something or someone, often accompanied with denied fact that what one longs for will never come back.