Happy summer, SEL fans! Your favorite Austin ISD SEL blog will be on vacation for a couple weeks after today, so here is a list of words to help describe those difficult-to-name emotions. We didn’t want to leave you without a resource as you look for ways to identify your feelings during complex summer communication, of course!
(credit: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows)
As a (dubious) aid for usage and word serving suggestion, I offer this small poem:
The Bookstore, Near Closing
I realize with sonder,
There are many lives to ponder
As I sit with wistful vellichor
In this ancient used book store.
I listen close to all of the
Of patrons here. I wonder when
The quiet kenopsia sets in,
If this evening’s storm will rage
Outside, and I will turn a page
And wrap myself in chrysalism
Thanks for reading, dear readers, and see you soon with more news and stories from the Austin ISD’s Social and Emotional Learning Team!