Since I was snowed in and couldn’t get anywhere to post something last week, I’m doing a double post this time.
It always amazes me what sorts of creatures we turn up, even now when we’ve been exploring the Earth for as long as we have. There are so many more mysteries out there than we could ever imagine.
Plus – admit it – invisible creatures are just cool.
Scientists have figured out that it’s basically the physical structure of their bodies. In certain lights you get the iridescent blues and greens. In others, the reflection is actually pushed up into the ultraviolet spectrum, out of our ability to see.
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a project by John Koenig. He comes up with terms for emotions that are otherwise unnamable. It’s really interesting because he actually builds the words through an etymological process. He describes it as an attempt “to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for.”
While the project is intriguing, the words themselves are beautiful. There’s just something about them and the way he defines them that tugs at your emotions. I read through his site and it just makes me want to create … or cry … or meditate. I don’t know. I feel like they each deserve a poem, except the videos he does are so well done to start with.
Check these out. They are awesome.