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The vagaries of memory…

Oh, how the vagaries of memory doth vex me…

Yeah, verily…

I took the above picture a little over a decade ago, during a trip to Japan.
Japan is a country I’d always wanted to visit, and I’d happily go back if the opportunity once more arises…

Though I’m not the same person I was when first I ventured upon those foreign shores.

As evidenced by the fact  I have no recollection of having taken this picture…

At all.

It’s not a very good picture, and there are technical difficulties with its execution.
And I’m not sure if I’ve even looked at the photo since I shot it…
But the point I’m trying to make is that it could be the greatest picture since the invention of the selfie, and I would still have no memory it.

That’s not the way my photographic memory – i.e. my memory of taking photos – usually works.

Usually, if I go to the trouble of taking the photo, I tend to remember the particulars of the happening; like where the item is in relation to other things, or what I was feeling, and so on…
Even if I do not remember the shot, I usually can piece together the placement, from shots that occurred before and after the shot in question.
It’s one of the reasons I take so many shots in the first place, and why I never delete old photos.
They’re my memories…

But not for this one.

Even now, after spending way more time thinking about this photo than I normally do on other such ‘orphan’ shots, nothing is brought to mind about the specifics of this – really – quite insignificant photograph…

And if it truly is insignificant, then “so what…?” you might ask.
What does it all mean?

What it means is that, for me, the events of my life are in danger of being lost.
It doesn’t matter to anyone but me.
No one is being hurt by this photo, but me.
No one is being perplexed by this bit of ‘meh’… except me…

 

No one need be at all concerned by the implications…

Except moi…

 

This is not a personal development that I’m at all happy about…

And I plan to fight it tooth and nail, every step of the way.

 

That is all…

 

 

 

 

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