Zenosyne

  • The sense that time keeps going faster.

  • As a kid you run around so fast, the world around you seems to stand still. A summer vacation can stretch on for an eternity. With each birthday we circle back and cross the same point around the sun. We wish each other “many happy returns”. But soon you feel the circle begin to tighten, and you realize it’s a spiral, and you’re already halfway through…

  • 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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