Emotions Represented By Photographs

BY: YANA PRAKHINA

Chrysalism

n. the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

Ambedo

n. almost a melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details.

Silience

n. the kind of unnoticed excellence that carries on around you every day.

Xeno

n. the smallest measurable unit of human connection, typically exchanged between passing strangers.

Occhiolism

n. the awareness of the smallness of your perspective.

Sonder

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, an epic story that continues invisibly around you.

Rükkehrunruhe

n. the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.

Vemödalen

n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same skyline.

Fitzcarraldo

n. an image that somehow becomes lodged deep in your brain—maybe washed there by a dream, or smuggled inside a book, or planted during a casual conversation.

SOURCE FOR DEFINITIONS: Wiest, Brianna. “40 Words For Emotions You've Felt, But Couldn't Explain.” Thought Catalog, 10 Dec. 2019, thoughtcatalog.com/brianna-wiest/2016/02/40-words-for-emotions-youve-felt-but-couldnt-explain/.