Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows


Scanning my RSS blog feed reader this morning, I was stopped in my tracks by the latest blog post on BeyondMeds.  “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows,” is  the title of a blog project  by graphic designer and filmmaker John Koenig in which he names emotions that otherwise leave us speechless.

If you love words and their meanings as much as I do, you will love this project. There is a beautiful poetic quality to the words described. Here is one such word – parts of which I thought a perfect description for the cancer journey.

nodus tollens

n. the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore—that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre—which requires you to go back and reread the chapters you had originally skimmed to get to the good parts, only to learn that all along you were supposed to choose your own adventure.


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