n. a moment that seemed innocuous at the time but ended up marking a diversion into a strange new era of your life—set in motion not by a series of jolting epiphanies but by tiny imperceptible differences between one ordinary day and the next, until entire years of your memory can be compressed into a handful of indelible images—which prevents you from rewinding the past, but allows you to move forward without endless buffering.


A moment that marks a transition in our lives, but really serves as a signifier for a long gradual change.

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 Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Koenig, John (2013), Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, Retrieved on 2013-05-03
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