Remember all those posts you made on Facebook (FB) or even the photos you have taken in the past year or more?
Well FB and your photos folders do.
It’s only in the past few months I have realised that my iPhone photos folder makes videos of all sorts of things…
Folders of family, friends and loved ones. Always with that sad memorable music as it plays.
Man oh man they are a flash backs to the past. Long ago past and of course those ‘best moments’ of the past two months or six months.
They are meant to be happy I suppose and bring laughter and those ‘oh my’ moments. But, yes I started a sentence with a ‘but’, they also bring tears. I mean your phone doesn’t know what has happened in your life. What may have transpired. After all it is just a tool.
In an instant life can change. In an instant it can become something you never imagined. In those times it can be joy, it can be happiness but it can also bring sadness and confusion.
Who knows, your phone doesn’t… it just does what it does.
You hesitate……. but press play. After all it’s a 6 minute video. In that 6 minutes you are transported to the time and place the photos were taken. Your mind builds on and takes you to those moments, scoops you up and you’re there again… right there…While the photo is a snapshot the memory is more, so much more.
The music never helps I must say… who picked it???
You smile as the images flick by, you cringe as you remember the real memory behind the image, after all you were there. You laugh at the small snippets of a video it chooses to show and you cry as it becomes real that these are now just memories.
6 minutes, that’s all it took for a phone to sum up an extraordinary amount of time. So much more in between but it did the best it could. After all it’s a phone.
You play it…. you smile, you laugh and you cry. Yet you play it again and again. Over and over.
That 6 minutes means it all.
Pictures are snapshots of the memories we make, it just attempts to put it together into something meaningful.
And… sometimes it gets or right. Sometimes it gets it so right you experience all the emotions you have as a person in just 6 minutes.
I guess all we can do it be brave and when it says press play, press play. It may be laughter it may be tears but at the end of the day you took those photos for a reason so why not see what they look like as a memory.
Be brave, press play 💐 I did.