I just realized that nowhere on this site is there a proper definition of flânerie, so here it is. As I’m able to live it more and more in my life, I’ll be better able to define it. For now, consider this an evolving work in progress. What is Flânerie? Before we answer this, let’s get two other definitions out of the way first: Flâner (v, French) : to saunter aimlessly Flâneur (n, French)
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1. Flânerie Definition: Aimless strolling or sauntering without a set plan or defined destination; walking at a leisurely pace, simply observing as you’re being taken along. Part of Speech: Noun Origin: French 2. Fernweh Definition: A longing or craving for distant, far-off places; “homesick” for places you’ve never been to. Literally: farsickness. Part of Speech: Noun Origin: German 3. Alpas Definition: To become free or untied; to break loose. Part of Speech: Verb Origin:
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