The unpleasant state that drug addicts experience when they suddenly stop taking a drug; a way of treating drug addicts that makes them experience this state. // I quit smoking cold turkey.
source: Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
Silence. The steep naked mountains mesmerize me. I stay still. My thoughts get paralyzed. Frozen images from the past cross my mind. Everything seems like a well-orchestrated theater in an irrational show that never ends.
I feel uncomfortable out there. I am hiding under a mask, shivering in sheer pain. My skin is dry, ready to smash into pieces. The darkness becomes my refuge, the place of oblivion. I watch the world through a distance as if it was a fish tank a colorful place made of a different substance than me. I try to escape. I run away. An invisible cloak surrounds me. Beneath it, an eerie luminous place dazzles me. I am drifting away.
Stefania Orfanidou was born in 1989. She lives and works in Athens, Greece, as an architect and a photographer. She studied contemporary photography at Stereosis School of Photography in Thessaloniki. She has been published by various magazines and webzines and lately she has been featured in Athens Photo Festival