Vulture Shock

Vulture Shock

n.
the nagging sense that no matter how many days you spend exploring a foreign country, you never quite manage to step foot in it—instead floating high above the culture like a diver over a reef, too dazzled by its exotic quirks to notice its problems and complexities and banalities, while drawing from the heavy tank of assumptions that you carry on your back wherever you go.

From vulture, an animal that hovers high over its prey + culture shock, the confusion of having to adjust to a culture different than the one you’re used to.

Foreclearing

Jouska

Plata Rasa

Aubadoir

Wildred

Chrysalism

Zielschmerz

Idlewild

La Cuna

Harmonoia

Vulture Shock

Volander

Ameneurosis

Scabulous

Elsewise

Kairosclerosis

Ne’er-Be-Gone

The Kick Drop

Elosy

Lockheartedness

Fitching

Falesia

Nyctous

Anchorage

Aimonomia

Altschmerz

Monachopsis