Ennui

Ennui

Ennui.

It sounds a bit Welsh and a bit exotic, kind of like a damsel Merlin might have had a thing for, but of course it’s none of those things.

I don’t really believe that the word is capable of reflecting just boredom, but world weariness, that’s something else; languor is too, … tired but in a somewhat selfish way, perhaps casting a slightly naughty shadow, at least that’s my reaction to the word.

Onomatopoeic it’s not, I’ll admit that, although it does sort of make yawning an attractive option.
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© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2014; all rights reserved

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