“Sehnsucht” is a German noun translated as “longing”, “pining”, “craving”, or in a wider sense a type of “intensely missing”. A compound word, originating from an ardent yearning (das Sehnen) and a long or lingering illness (das Siechtum). However, these words do not adequately encapsulate the full meaning of their resulting compound, even though when considered together they describe a deep emotional state. Sehnsucht represents thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that happened in the past and have remained unfinished or imperfect. An individual’s search for happiness while coping with the reality of unattainable wishes. In this sense, Sehnsucht is a type of nostalgia.The memories are faded, while the majority of people who experience it are not conscious and cognizant of what or who they linger for, but they are only aware of the emotion itself.

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