Sehnsucht (n.) “the inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what”; a high degree of intense recurring, and often painful desire for something, particularly if there’s no hope to attain the desired or when its attainment is uncertain, still far away.
Most people will associate this with love. When I first came across this word, there was a picture of a man and woman holding hands, clearly in love. But when I first read the definition, I thought about all the times I wished for something to happen and it didn’t. All the times I was either extremely happy or extremely sad and didn’t know why. All the times that I either laughed or cried with no reason, passing it of as PMS or something. Because feelings had to happen with reason right? I mean, you cant just feel when you don’t know why your feeling? Right? Well, not according to Sehnsucht. Because Sehnsucht is a feeling, an indescribable one at that.