Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

I'm trying to live joyfully But today that is overshadowed by a little voice inside my head You know the one... As I prepare for a month of writing with NaNoWriMo, altschmerz arises in me, if that's how¬†¬†John¬†Koenig intended the word to be used. But I'm sure he won't mind how I use it. Back … Continue reading Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

Living joyfully: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

I love how the English language works - it's rules and inconsistencies, it's rhythms and cadences. I love that it's a hodge-podge of words "borrowed" from other languages and how new words are constantly added to it. John Koenig makes up his own words to help us express our unarticulated feelings. Read more...

Searching for ‘X’ #AtoZChallenge

Its difficult to know what language to speak in a country where there are so many official languages. Read more to find out! Dabelle is nearing the end of the "Blogging from A to Z" challenge for April and has found some extremely interesting South African words in her adventures.