ANGST /äNG(k)st/ noun
a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.
Anger all Twisted
Neurotic for Naught
Griping about the
Slippage of Time
The Urban Dictionary defines ANGST in a much more comprehensive way:
Angst, often confused with anxiety, is a transcendent emotion in that it combines the unbearable anguish of life with the hopes of overcoming this seemingly impossible situation. Without the important element of hope, then the emotion is anxiety, not angst. Angst denotes the constant struggle one has with the burdens of life that weigh on the dispossessed and not knowing when the salvation will appear.
In an attempt to purify or catharize the pain of life, I write stories. Flatline started its life in that manner. My goal was to pen a short story to exorcise the feelings of going from the life of an outlaw, then missionary, then international evangelist to doing laundry, dishes, and diapers, but the characters and story refused to stay in the box. What was initially intended for my own amusement turned into 100,000 words.
I must have a lot of Angst.
1. (in Aristotelian literary criticism) the purging or purification of the emotions through the evocation of pity and fear, as in tragedy
2. psychoanalysis the bringing of repressed ideas or experiences into consciousness, thus relieving tensions.
3. purgation, esp of the bowels
If you are a writer you know what I mean. If you are not a writer, you might be a painter, carpenter or computer programmer and get the same release through exercising your creative gift.
It’s the way life works.