I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Friday, July 31, 2015

We are experiencing technical difficulties

My laptop is seriously indisposed, though I am hoping that the denizens of the Genius Bar will live up to their name and make it all better.

In the meantime, I have just discovered the wonderful Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which invents and immortalizes words that should actually exist already.

Like this one:

vemödalen

n. 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.


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