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Word Nerd: Fernweh

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyfernweh definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyFernweh (pronounced feirn-vay) means a longing for far-off places. Fernweh is a German word that combines fern (far) and weh (pain, misery, woe).

Fernweh is that ache you can feel when you long to travel and explore distant places. Fernweh is when you miss somewhere you’ve never been, yet yearn for. Fernweh is a desire for change, for experiences, for somewhere and someplace that is not where you currently are. Fernweh is the deep sigh in our beings that wants open roads, new vistas, fresh faces, different shadows and clouds and trees and paths. Fernweh is what so many of us are feeling right now, after a year of being in one place.

fernweh dreaming photo by averie woodard via unsplash on LaWhimsyMy very being aches with fernweh, especially now that the days are growing longer and warmer…

Soon we shall hopefully be able to actively indulge and give into the fernweh we feel, even if it’s only in small or closer doses than we’d ultimately desire. This past year has been a trial, a gift, an endurance test, and a blessing all wrapped up in utter weirdness. Here’s to better, brighter, healthier, fernweh inspired travel-filled days in the future ahead! Where has fernweh had you longing to be?

Namaste ~ Ella

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