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Emotions Unlocked.

A list of evocative words that describe your emotions as the lockdowns open up.


"travel or wander from place to place"

My urge to peregrinate has increased exponentially: it is true - "what you resist, will persist."


"one who saunters around observing society"

After a restful month of observing the world through my window, I was excited to unleash the inner flaneur in myself by going on a hike for a bird's eye view of the city.


"a state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy"

After months of living on my couch, I took weeks to break out of my apathetic torpor.


"engaging in an activity with great eagerness or enthusiasm"

To snap out of a dull spell of mental indolence, I enrolled in online courses and switched into a voracious reading mode.


"existing or considered without relation to time"

After days blending into long weeks, I finally decided to take a walk in the park: thus breaking my seemingly atemporal existence.


"a person who travels on foot"

The crossroad that was once congested with honking buses is now a refreshing sight of wayfarers strolling the streets.


"make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense"

I tried to assuage my fear by reading optimistic news articles on the recent fifteen-year record rugby crowd in New Zealand that came together to celebrate a Covid-free country.


"showing or expressing gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner"

Every small meeting that was earlier considered uneventful, now begins with an effusive welcome into the outdoors.

Written by Aradhita Saraf (Weloquent)

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