Photos, photos everywhere, but not a moment to cherish. Ok. So, this has become the current reality. Nowadays, it appears as if we marry for photos, we party for photos and we live for photos.
The whole purpose of social gathering, seems to have lost in the reels of the camera. People don’t talk anymore, because it is important to apparently CAPTURE the memories. There has been a drastic shift from enjoying the moments to digitizing them. Is this obsession a result of the pressure to get likes on Facebook? Maybe, maybe not. After a few years when people look at those inscrutable selfies of theirs, would they possibly be able to recollect the memories associated with it? Forget recollecting. The fun they could have had in that time is lost.
Let’s take an instance, if you saw a cocoon turning into a caterpillar, what would you do? Habitually, you would take your phones out and try to record it. But, imagine experiencing the whole process, wouldn’t it be beautiful? And wouldn’t you be experiencing a natural phenomenon? If you wanted a video, you could take it from the internet as well.
Don’t let the number of photos you click decide the quality of time you had. Don’t stop a beautiful moment in taking out your mobile phones out of the pocket.
Live in a moment rather than capturing it. See the world through the lens of your eyes. The idea is not to stop taking photographs at all. It is important to hold memories through photos, but how legible is it, when our memories start and end with photographs?
Which mode or filter in your camera gives you better justice than experiencing the formation of a rainbow through your eyes?
Embrace the moment and treasure the memories.