(submitted by ya-vypil-etu-petrikov)

silly question, but is there a word in any given language that stands for "a lover of forest" not nature, just forest.. ? sorry for bothering and good day <3


Nemophily is the fondness for forest scenery. It is the love of the woods. (Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.) A nemophilist is someone who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude, and referred to as a “haunter of the woods”.

Also, there’s the word waldeinsamkeit, or a “woodland solitude”. This German word indicates the feeling of being alone in the woods ― described as something wonderful, poetic, peaceful, calm, relaxed, and at one with nature.

What is the word for blissfully watching people and wondering about their lives or troubles?

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defined the word sonder as the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own— populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness.

Sonder is an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.”

(from connie-lovely)