A Collection of emotional fossils

  • Jessica Ward
I based my Final Major Project on ‘The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows’. This is a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a whole in the English language to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t have a word for yet. I read a quote by Koenig in which he referred to the words as ‘Emotional Fossils’, I chose to use this as the basis of my project as I think it reflects the beauty and delicacy of the words and their descriptions.