The Trappings

The digital services we use change so often and so subtly that within as little as six months they mutate into entirely different creatures. We store a history of the data, but not a history of the experience. The Trappings is a limited edition set of twelve prints which immortalize the actuality of existence.

The Trappings

The digital services we use change so often and so subtly that within as little as six months they mutate into entirely different creatures. We store a history of the data, but not a history of the experience. The Trappings is a limited edition set of twelve prints which immortalize the actuality of existence.

If ever you need a US number, never use MetroPCS. Such a ghetto network. They recycle phone numbers once you stop using them for a few weeks. Here’s what to expect.

Random calls at 2am in the morning telling me that it’s “reception, and food has arrived!”, “I didn’t order any food. what reception?” “of your hotel ma’am” “which hotel? and I’m a guy” “blah blah beach hotel” “eh.. where’s that?” “Miami” “…..Miami?…. I’m in San Francisco….” “…oh” “…and I didn’t order any food.”

Add to that the frequent voicemail messages from dudes… “hey there tiffany, it’s Todd, look I’m going to be in the bay area this weekend .. em if your available”… so I’m convinced Tiffany is or was a brazzer, and all these dudes think I’m her.

…but you know, maybe Tiff has moved on, left this life behind. Or maybe she’s upgraded(?) to a life of porn and debauchery down in Miami. Who fucking knows? So over this shit.

The struggle is real.

If ever you need a US number, never use MetroPCS. Such a ghetto network. They recycle phone numbers once you stop using them for a few weeks. Here’s what to expect.

Random calls at 2am in the morning telling me that it’s “reception, and food has arrived!”, “I didn’t order any food. what reception?” “of your hotel ma’am” “which hotel? and I’m a guy” “blah blah beach hotel” “eh.. where’s that?” “Miami” “…..Miami?…. I’m in San Francisco….” “…oh” “…and I didn’t order any food.”

Add to that the frequent voicemail messages from dudes… “hey there tiffany, it’s Todd, look I’m going to be in the bay area this weekend .. em if your available”… so I’m convinced Tiffany is or was a brazzer, and all these dudes think I’m her.

…but you know, maybe Tiff has moved on, left this life behind. Or maybe she’s upgraded(?) to a life of porn and debauchery down in Miami. Who fucking knows? So over this shit.

The struggle is real.

Mental Health

Mental health is such an underserved part of modern life. We sign the casts of broken arms, but ignore the signs of broken minds. While not separate things, I feel mental health is almost more important that physical health. If you’re physically unwell, you can still be very happy. But if you’re mentally unwell, you’ll find it very hard to even remember what happiness is.

Once you’re happy inside, does anything else matter?

We once considered those infected by microorganism as being possessed by the devil or some sort of evil spirt. Someone suffering from a bacterial infection would have been considered evil or demonic. This is no longer the case, because we’re no longer as ignorant. Yet, oddly, we still describe some people that are mentally unwell as being “evil”.

However, I’m hopeful. I think we’re moving towards a more mindful world. One that deals with mental illness as attentively and as broadly as physical illness. One that cares for the sick. That I am writing this, and that we are capable of entertaining this idea is a testament to progress happening.

A brief but illuminating wikipedia article on the History of mental illness.

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