Yesterday, my friend Eric (the Silent K) asked folks on Facebook:
Hey, word-smiths. Is there a word that describes the sensation of doing something normal in abnormal times?
In response, I coined not one but two related words – Abnotopia the sensation of doing something normal in abnormal times and Abnophoria Feeling elation in an abnormally weird or scary time. They’re now in Urban Dictionary. Vote ’em up!
Incidentally some open tabs in my browser:
- The Myth of Voice by Sean Igoe in The Lark
- “All You Have To Do Is Say The Words” Some notes regarding Robert Hass’s “Summer Snow” by Jonathan Farmer in Believer Magazine’s Logger
- Windows, Emily Leithouser’s translation of Charles Baudelaire’s Les FenÃªtres in LIterady Matters
- Narasimbha – the 4th avatar of Vishnu. The half-man/half-lion avatar is a one time use god. He incarnated, he killed a very bad deamon, and that’s it.