|—||From the always wonderful Aesthetics of Joy. A belated Merry Christmas, a premature Happy New Year, and a general Delightful Holidays to you all!|
n. the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds—an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so conspicuously absent they glow like neon signs.
I have grown very fond of the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Technically this may not be a real word…but language is constantly evolving, right? Let’s evolve this sucker into the vernacular.