Developing A New Emotional Vocabulary, Pt. 1

by Alex and Haley

The word for when you’ve been wearing your favorite pair of shoes for months and out of nowhere they start giving you blisters.

The word for when you realize no emoji exists that can function as a response to a text you just received, and you think about it, and you realize it’s because you don’t know the words for the way that text makes you feel.

The word for when the salad you ordered arrives and it so completely visually encapsulates the adult person you dreamed of becoming.

The word for when you get when you’re eavesdropping on a conversation and it’s surprisingly wonderful and crazy and beautiful and you’re so wrapped up in thinking how strange and amazing and touching human beings can be and then whoops their conversation goes to a dark place and oh no they’re just crazy.

Previously: Things We Need Words For