Vemödalen

The frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject into something hollow and pulpy and cheap, like a mass-produced piece of furniture you happen to have assembled yourself. Coined…

The Hoax

Screeching and screaming, I don’t see no end to this frustration. The never-ending drama, that people call life- stress, anxiety, caring about what people think, trying different things just to reach the same result. Wanting to do so much, but doing so little. Love bursting inside, but can’t let it out. Fear chewing my insides,…

The Meaning

Confusion comprehended, agitation ignored, frustration acknowledged, anxiety at its peak. Why am I falling? falling into an abyss, happiness gliding around me, touching and teasing but not staying. Fear- an overwhelm, of some unknown loss waiting just around the corner; abiding its time, building its strength, weaking my resolve, holding me hostage once again. I…

Onism

The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names, representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die and all because, as the arrow on the…

Jouska

A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head. A crisp analysis, a cathartic dialogue, a devastating comeback—which serves as a kind of psychological batting cage where you can connect more deeply with people than in the small ball of everyday life, which is a frustratingly cautious game of change-up pitches, sacrifice bunts, and intentional walks. Coined…