“ fernweh : who am i that i ache for places i have never seen ? who yearns for destinations i have never known . that wanderlust plagues me and carries part of my spirit in it’s outstretched hand . she who dreams of places yet unseen , of moments not yet occurring , of feelings long since felt . she who feels homesickness for distant adventures . a far - sickness that gnaws on the core of who she is . she has a need to find the place , the time , the where that she is meant to be . fernweh is stamped upon her soul .