I W I L L F I N D T H E W O R D S
K O Y A A N I S Q U A T I
A way of life that is so crazy it calls for a new way of living.
W A B I
A flawed detail that creates an elegant whole.
T O S K A
It may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom. Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning.
K I L I G
Usually associated with romance and the phenomenon of butterflies in one’s stomach. However it’s generally more positive (vs. the butterflies being present in moments of anxiety/nervousness as well), and is more of a jolt-like and/or tingly/tickly feeling
J U N G
A special feeling that is stronger than mere love and can only often be proved by having survived a huge argument with someone.
L I T O S T
The closest definition is a state of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery. Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, remarked that “As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it.”
Y A ’ A B U R N E E
“You bury me,” a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.