n. the disappointment of being unable to fly, unable to stretch out your arms and vault into the air, having finally shrugged off the ballast of your own weight and ignited the fuel tank of unfulfilled desires you’ve been storing up since before you were born.
I’m fascinated by this site, as a way to capture the inexpressible way I often feel.
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
It is amazing, the way the writer creates these words and definitions to fit things, situations and instances I often find myself.
In them, I’m reminded of a dream I had the other day- two dreams actually, but one was basically that I was being kidnapped, which I chalk up to watching too many X-files episodes on the weekend.
The other dream? Maybe it meant something. I dreamed I was jumping Oats in the indoor arena, over impossibly high fences- like huge, 5ft fences. We were approaching, and I felt nervous, but we were jumping them!
But when I looked back over my shoulder, those huge impossible fences were now somehow smaller? And they had shrunk back to the heights I’m more used to doing.
What an interesting dream. My husband thinks that in my dream, I was facing huge obstacles that blocked my path, that made me anxious. In soaring over them, I was able to overcome the obstacle. And when I looked back, the obstacles were not as big as I had originally thought they were…They were manageable.
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Anyone can fly. You merely need to allow it of yourself. Sure it’s metaphoric flight: why be so concrete? A bug can fly in the concrete sense; only a human can fly in the more important, metaphoric sense. And yet so few bother! Most choose instead to chew grass and try nothing. Sheep. Sad, isn’t it?
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