photographers, actors, designers, writers, models, artists, stylists, MUAHs, artistic directors.,.. and others alike
there is the challenge described:
In his absorbing web series http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/ , writer and editor #JohnKoenig gives names to deep longings and vague feelings in the form of brief, beautiful videos. Subtitled "For lack of a better world," Koenig tries to create a better world by calling attention to sensations that made you think, "maybe it's just me, but…"
His 'The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows' is a compendium of #InventedWords. Each original word and its definition aims to fill a hole in the language - to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don't yet have a word for.
The author has a ferocious curiosity about the art and science of being human, especially language, mythology, poetry, and the natural world. His dictionary has been acclaimed by New York Magazine, Washington Post Express, author John Green, blogger Jason Kottke, and the guys from Radiolab Podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26JK_Xw_laQ
we used many of his amazing words before as the key words for our magazines in the last year.
the next word is
When Lifelong Dreams Are Brought Down to Earth
Sometimes it feels like your life is flashing before your eyes, but it’s actually the opposite: you’re thinking forward, to all the things you haven’t done, the places you intend to visit, the goals you’ll get around to…
You were born with your head in the clouds,
your future wide open,
feeling almost weightless. Almost.
You had dreams even before you had memories:
a cloud of fantasies and ambitions
of secret plans and hidden potential,
visions of who you are,
and what your life will be.
They keep your spirits high,
floating somewhere above your life,
where the world looks faintly hypothetical,
But every time you reach for the sky
and come away with nothing,
you start to wonder what’s holding them up.
“Surely it would have happened by now?!”
You feel time starting to slip,
pulling you back down to earth.
even as you tell yourself,
don’t look down.
You don’t have the luxury of floating through life,
because you may not have the time.
The future is already rushing toward you,
and it’s not as far away as you think.
It feels like your life is flashing before your eyes,
but it’s actually just the opposite:
you’re thinking forward, to everything you still haven’t done,
the places you had intended to visit,
the life goals you’d eventually get around to,
some day in the future.
You start dropping your delusions one by one,
like tossing ballast overboard.
And soon the fog lifts,
and everything becomes clear--
right until the moment your feet touch the ground.
And there it is, “the real world.”
As if you’ve finally grown up, steeped in reality,
your eyes adjusting to the darkness,
seeing the world for what it is.
But in truth, you don’t belong there.
We dream to survive--
no more optional than breathing.
Maybe “the real world” is just another fantasy,
something heavy to push back against,
and launch ourselves still higher.
We’re all afraid to let go,
of falling into a bottomless future.
But maybe we belong in the air,
tumbling in the wind.
Maybe it’s only when you dive in
that you pick up enough speed
to shape the flow of reality,
and choose your own course,
flying not too high, and not too low,
but gliding from one to the other
in long playful loops.
To dream big,
and bounce ideas against the world
and rise again.
Moving so fast,
you can’t tell where the dream ends
and where the world begins
ANNOUNCING COMPETITION on the best concept / style photograph or set of photographs that will fit into the category "Kudoclasm" with the focus on EARTH ELEMENTS: Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, Metal, Wind-Air, Void-Aether, Love
The photos should be highly artistic, new and striking.
We publish the best photos in January 2020 of MARQUIS FASHION MAGAZINE.
The due date for submission is 15 January 1200pm
The works of art should be sent in the form of a direct dropbox link with the full list of credits and your story of inspiration to accompany it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Your photos should be a highly acclaimed art in fashion - each image should be like a part of a collective story for the magazine pages therefore making it more readable for everyone who opens it.