I HAVE NOTED
That, generally speaking, when I am happy and full (of life, love, the future) that I use very simple and physical words. Sun, soil, blood, bone, terms like that. Vague and fuzzy words, but words well known to all and understood by all.
When I am curious, or fascinated, and stimulated in mind or soul then I use very complicated and extremely precise words.
But when I am melancholy and pensive, or brooding, or sick of something I use very antique and ancient words. And/or words with multiple meanings or encoded words. Words, and terms, and phrases I know that others are not usually aware of or will have to wrestle with or discover for themselves. Or such things (terms, phrases) as I devise myself. As if I am engaged in a sort of literary and psychological or spiritual cryptological enterprise.
This is mainly sub-conscious, and by long habit. I am rarely intentionally attempting it in the act but always am vaguely aware of it as it unfolds and can easily see it afterwards.
But I often wonder…
Does this happen to you as well? Or something like it?
Do you have a different vocabulary for different states or moods, as well as for different genres or subject matters?
It would be interesting for me to know if this happens to or with others as well…