by Nicole Trilivas

Onism | noun. The awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience. Imagine standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die—and all because, as the arrow on the map helpfully points out, you are here.

-Brianna West, 40 Words For Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain