There’s always enough time…. until there isn’t.
So many missed moments in life. So many frames in a day my eyes take in that I wish I had captured and frozen forever so I can look back and relive it again. So great are the chances that these memories will one day be forgotten forever.
I can still close my eyes and recall one mental shot clearly as if it were unfolding right in front of me. It was something about the way the white tee shirt clung perfectly – not too tightly, yet not too loosely either – to the body leaning casually out the open window, the way the cigarette tip glowed so eerily orange in the balmy night air. I’ve ran this moment over and over again in my mind, but I just don’t know why that specific frame of time continues to resound so deeply with me. Perhaps it reminds me of simpler times, or maybe it simply evokes a feeling of inexplicable loneliness with a hint of curiosity and hope shared with that particular person I once knew. I don’t know. What I do know is that while this memory still plagues my dreams, it will one day disappear somewhere deep and irretrievable in my subconscious, and I will forget how much that one moment means to me. It pains me to think that.
But there you go. You can’t rewind time, nor can you recreate time, and it’s saddening to know that one day, time may catch up to our minds’ capabilities, cruelly and mercilessly erasing our memories one by one. But this is why I wear a watch around my wrist. It reminds me of time’s volatile and inimitable nature. And this is why I take photographs, create videos and pour my soul into written words. Collectively, they remind me the feelings that flood me at that exact moment I lift my camera and click the shutter in an attempt to capture a millisecond in time and make memories in the best way I know how.
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