Of course I am not talking literally! But about still moments which takes us on a ride to the past. PHOTOGRAPHS!
An invention by humans to relive the happy moments which definitely is better than the idea of a time machine. A time machine (not invented yet, thank God for that) is a thought which will allow you to change the past. It’s like rewriting the exam paper but you still won’t excel in it cause life is not that simple. It’s not food on a silver platter. Well, coming back to photographs, they are like the picture story of my life (more of a draft cause it’s not yet complete). I look at them then and look at myself now that how good my life has been and how much better I can still make it. I look at all those people I share my happiness with. I look at all those places I visited and the adventures they added to my journey. I look at all those funny attires my mom made me wear and how cartoonish my haircuts were. But above all I look how blessed I am that I was able to celebrate my life in such a grand manner. I thank my parents for always giving me what I deserve and not what I wanted.
“Pictures are more than smiling faces and weird expressions. They are more than any treasure. They are more of a playback button. One picture can take you to the whole documentary and archives of your life. They are the belief that happiness precedes as well as exceeds sadness. They are hooks to your angel-side.”
Today pictures are more of a hyped thing. People have forgotten that taking millions of pictures is not creating memories rather capturing a few things and a few smiles and leave the rest to your own sight is what is memory making. They click endless pictures and when they revisit them they have a blank in their minds.
For photographers it’s different. They live for those small yet grand pictures. For them they are the short narratives of life, a poetry in still, a blend of colours and happiness. You can see their captures and bring out something of your own. Your own perception of that image and a visit to that place in the palace of your mind.
Revisit the past, relive the moment, cherish the loved ones and jump back to the present to create the story of your life.