Avenoir

  • The desire to see memories in advance.

  • Everyone just takes it for granted that life moves in the forward direction. The truth, is that, we move more or less like a rower, facing backwards – we are able to see around us in the moment of now. But unable to determine where we are headed.

  • And at every moment, your boat is steered by a younger version of you. It’s obviously hard not to imagine what life would be like facing the other way.

  • Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project, to create a compendium of invented words for every emotion we might all experience but don’t yet have a word for.

 

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