I can’t remember the last time I actually wrote a personal post. But, now that I think about it, maybe I should even if it’s only to pass time.
Virgin Atlantic just launched the first ever glass bottomed plane. When you look down you get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful scenery of Great Britain. Flights begin March 31st, 2013.
Wtf this shit is scary.
^word i would shit in my pants
I was going through my family album today, and i realized something: we barely have any family pictures. I don’t mean to say that we don’t have any at all - we do - but we don’t have nearly enough. I only found one album so far (maybe there are hundreds more hidden in the depths of my closet) and it’s not even full. Most of the pages are either completely empty or slightly empty, which is upsetting because going through the few pictures that I do have made me realize how much things have grown - how much I have grown.
I found a picture of my father, my sister, and me before we were going off to Bangladesh for probably my first time. I was looking aimlessly at the camera while my sister was making a funny face, but my father was the only one that was smiling. My father looked happy in that picture. It’s amazing how a picture is able to capture so much emotion even if it’s momentarily. The funny thing is, however, that if another person outside of my immediately family were to see the photograph, they would have no idea about whether or not my father was truly happy. But I know because he’s my father. I bring this up because we often forget that happiness is not an ever-lasting thing but rather it is evanescent; one moment it is here and the next we’re back to chasing it again.
Take more pictures - it captures the moment perfectly. And while time might blunt the sharp edges of our memories (yes, that is a line from Khaled Hosseni) photographs remain consistent. Photographs will always contain the same vivid picture, unexpressed connections, and an ocean of emotion. People might say that technology with its highly advanced cameras are exactly what take us away from experiencing the moment, which is true, but I say technology is a double edged sword. Use it correctly and it will serve you well, but use it improperly and you will miss out. Don’t always be the photographer in your group of friends or your family. Take turns, share the camera and share the experience.
I know that if I could, I would go back in time if only to just give my family a sustainable camera. I definitely would have had more pictures to reminisce on and try to figure out the story behind each and every one of them. And while this is impossible, I do have many more future years to capture all the moments I want to keep.
Take more pictures because times never waits nor does it come back for anyone.
Your posts about your own life are nice to read. You should make more personal posts.