There's Finally A Word To Describe How Time Flies As We Get Older

Apr 22, 2015 By Christi Mulligan
"The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows" is a YouTube channel/web series that is dedicated to defining newly invented words by the series' creator for extremely powerful emotions. Graphic designer and filmmaker John Koenig writes, edits, films and narrates each weekly episode with the intention of describing and defining words that leave the viewers speechless.

This week, Koenig's word was zenosyne, which is a combination of two Greek words. Zeno is derived from "Zeno's Paradox," which essentially explores how one can move from one location to another if he must use ever-shrinking steps. The second word, mnemosyne, means to personify ancient Greek mythology. Combining the two to form his newly invented word, zenosyne, Koenig then asks, "how can we live our lives while each passing year feels shorter than the year before?"
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