I wish I had a Polaroid to capture every moment. Looking back there wasn’t enough time to sit within the minutes of the events to enjoy the things I’ve experienced. There isn’t a way to go back and the only pictures I have are in my mind.
In a perfect world, there would be a way to capture the moments and have them print for me today. So that I could hold them in my hands and cherish them for the beautiful moments they are. But I can’t.
Reflecting With Rose colored glasses
Our world isn’t always the beautiful picture that we created in our minds. Yes, the world is wide, but it does have its darkness. I don’t choose to look back with sadness or negative emotions because all things happened for a reason. Those moments made me who I am today. For that, I will always be grateful.
Looking through rose-colored glasses always seems like A bad idea. But I think that it shows strength. Strength in the fact that you can see the beauty in even the worse of moments. Strength in knowing that without one moment you would not be the same person you are today.
Living in the present
After these moments where I wish that I could have the moments of my past in a photo, I remember that it’s no longer about my past, but my future. There isn’t a way for us to go back in time yet (and there probably won’t be for a while), but I can live in this moment right here in front of me.
It isn’t always easy to be present. There are a million other things that we think about in past, present, and future tense. I think one of the great ways to stay present is to be around people who make you forget about the things in your mind and focus on what is going on around you. They may not have to remind you, but they will engage you in activities that require your full attention. That is one of the beautiful things in life. The disconnection from everything else but that moment.
So I promise myself to take more photos, to get so lost in the moment that I forget to take photos and to remember the times that made me laugh and cry. Life goes by without us really noticing that it goes by. And if we’re lucky, we can make life slow down just a little.