Lomography fits me perfectly - I can capture feelings. If my pictures can remember my feelings then maybe my head can remember words.
I don’t remember words.
I can have a great conversation with my best friend for hours on end, two days later I only remember how she made me feel – maybe I’ll remember a few quotes here and there.
It’s both good and bad, to not remember.
Feelings. And sensations.
That’s what sticks.
I know it doesn’t look like it, but the leaves were actually kind of moist, and I was tramping through an entire field full of them, a bit worried my shoes would get wet.
And that would’ve been okay anyway, because it was incredibly warm that day, I could have just put my shoes in the sun for a bit and they would have dried.
You can just see a shoe sticking out, someone was sitting behind there and basking in the sun, but eventually left, maybe because the seagulls acted like they wanted to eat her?
The seagulls were noisy and battling for crumbs of my scone. I like seagulls. Their loud cries tells me it is summer.
I always smile when I hear them for the first time in a new year.
For some reason I always get silly happy when I see old people. I have a lot of respect for them, I’d always give my seat up on the bus or let them pass me in line at the grocery store.
Hell, I even want to offer myself to carry their bags home to them sometimes, but I think they’d get suspicious. Maybe one day I’ll ask a little man if he’d let me help him.
It’s very easy to make someone’s day – and yet few do.
A smile and a “thank you” can do so much.
I won’t remember the words, but I’ll remember how you made me feel.
Lomography fits me perfectly – I can capture feelings.
If my pictures can remember my feelings then maybe my head can remember words.
But really, what’s our best human ability:
feelings or remembering words?