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  • Writer's pictureChanel Rion


YAWN-der-lee -- (adj.) Mentally or emotionally far away; absent-minded, vacant.

"I must be getting absent-minded," remarked the one and only George Burns, "whenever I complain that things aren't what they used to be, I always forget to include myself." But along with being absent-minded, when one puts a palpable distance between self and the rest of the world, this is being "yonderly." A yonderly person may be lost in a world of their own making, one very different from the one they're actually in. A yonderly soul might be grieving -- distancing themselves from all reminders of the pain they mourn. A yonderly mind is perceived as distant; either out of genius or madness or both. There's something to be said for removing oneself from the present, to absorb oneself into a removed plane of thought or emotion -- just remember to come back every once in a while.

~Wordeby's by Chanel Rion

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