Literally translated as ‘gate closing panic’, referring to the fear of receding opportunities as one ages.
Illustrated story depot.
“No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for… At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”