Vellichor

Vellichor

n.
the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time—filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.

From vellum, parchment + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Ancient Greek mythology. Pronounced “vel-uh-kawr.”

Harke

Lap Year

Echthesia

Yeorie

Daguerreologue

Daguer-reologue

Kerisl

Halfwise

Pithered

Mithenness

Énouement

Amentalio

Clockwise

Tirosy

Walloway

Nowlings

Backmasking

Inerrata

Spinning Playback Head

Anderance

Mcfeely

The Meantime

Ameneurosis

Mal De Coucou

The Wends

Hubilance

Querinous

Redesis