The Letter E

Eis for Ennui.

French. A beautiful language rempli à la capacité [1] with subtle delights. It possesses a two-syllable word for the feeling of utter weariness and discontent caused by a complete lack of interest: ennui. Not stupid American boredom, but a sophisticated listless oppression that would be paralyzing if paralyzation didn’t involve intense emotion.

“If it weren’t for ennui, Henri might give a shit.”

[1] Filled to capacity.

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