n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.

Raphael Peale ‘Venus Rising From The Sea - A Deception’, oil on canvas, 1822

I wish we could redo my year’s Year 12 Formal so I could wear a bangin suit maybe with like a bustier underneath or somethin in like BRIGHT RED THE WHOLE THING man why didn’t I wear a suit