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There are many substitutes for drug terms & so few for abstracts feelings. I mean, there's 5 to 10 words to call every drug, but then when you have to describe the paradox of a feeling like a 'toxic love' or, like, a 'deeply miserly condition, arisen out of a broken heart' the language lacks efficiency. The latest, basically, are concepts we can all identify but not always capture into a singled or combo-word, so now we have to get creative and recycle to come up with our own lexicon & put hardly describable emotions into memorable, slick, quick spoken terms. We, as storytellers, are descentant of creatives like Shakespeare, who, in his plays, greatly influenced & contributed to the way we speak english today. I encourage artists to follow suit, & let's see what sticks. In my world, ‘the motion’ represents what could be considered a toxic love; the concept of somewhat of a nocive thing that stirs up mixed feelings in you. It's not abuse but it's more wicked than passion. It's a contradictory, beautiful, blazing fire that'll consume all parties involved. ‘Motion’, also, is the dull reality that you might not always be treated up to your standards, but can't seem to be let go of, or let go yourself, either. This is all ‘motion’. This particular one is just a little something that doesn't have a reference or etymological base. I just find it cool, when one goes through a rought one, to refer to the relationship as going through ‘the motion’.
1. The Duchess is going through the motion.
2. They broke up because of political differences. They went through the motion & sometimes love, though, just isn't enough.
3. "All we did was f*ck and fight. That wore me out, mayn. I let go of the chicken. it's still love!"
4. "He was talking to that one girl and she found out. She then went & burned his car. two days later he was proposing.🤷 ♂️"
by OakMJP March 18, 2021
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
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