Human emotion is complex and sometimes seems indescribable, and yet we try.
Some of the words below you may already know, some you may not. Each one defines a feeling so complicated but recognisable.
Scroll through the words below and see if you have felt any of these recently…
The realisation that each passerby has a life as vivid and as complex as your own.
The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which feels both invasive and vulnerable.
The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
The bittersweet feeling of having arrived in the future and seen how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.
The wistfulness of used bookshops.
An unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
An eerie feeling of a place that should be bustling with people but is totally empty.
The urge to push people away, even your close friends and family.
That hypothetical conversation you cannot help but play out in your head.
Tranquility of being indoors during a storm.
The frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of photos already exist of the same thing.
A conversation in which everyone is talking but no one is listening.
A sadness upon realising you will never know how the future will turn out.
Exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.
The desire to be hit by disaster, such as a place crash, and lose everything.
Dropping a conversation about your experience because no one can relate.
Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.
Returning home after an immersive trip only for it to fade rapidly from memory.
Realising the plot of your life does not make sense any more.
The frustration of being stuck in one body inhabiting just one place at a time.
Wanting to care less about things.
An awareness of the smallness of your perspective.
Weariness at the same old issues, same flaws you have always had, and the same anxieties you have always suffered with.