Sonder and Nodus Tollens: An Unusual Metamorphosis

Previously on Metamorphosis..

Last night, My Altschmerz told me I needed to change my environment.

No, I have not started having my imaginary German friend for sleepovers yet..

Altschmerz as the dictionary would describe, I quote, “The feeling of weariness with the same old issue that you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing on for years.”

The decision of modification was hence made. I was supposed to go out in this conflicting world of contradictions and embrace anything that led me to the next stage of my metamorphosis.

This is when it happened, what I discovered are called Sonder and Nodus Tollens respectively. The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as my own; and the insight that the plot of my life didn’t make sense to me anymore.

Escape. Endless phrases and words to justify. Usage of defense mechanism was to follow

No this did not happen, not at this juncture. Calm consideration was much better than rushing to desperate conclusions. I remember reading, “Our brains finds evidence in the universe to support the most predictable and comfortable assumptions.” So, what took place was metamorphosis with Vorfreude – the joyful anticipation that came from imagining future pleasures.

In any time within, even when it felt being out of place; the imaginary German friend did not visit anymore, nor did Altschmerz.

Now further in episode..


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