Fitzcarraldo

  • An image that somehow becomes lodged deep in your brain.

  • Maybe washed there by a dream, or smuggled inside a book, or planted during a casual conversation.

  • It then grows into a wild and impractical vision that keeps scrambling back and forth in your head like a dog stuck in a car that’s about to arrive home, just itching for a chance to leap headlong into reality.

  • 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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