Tag Archives: memories

The Existential Bummer

I came across this video via Dorothy Black on Twitter and it touched me deeply. I’ve always been caught up in the ephemeral nature of people and relationships and moments. How do we immerse ourselves completely in them, knowing that they don’t last forever and eventually everything and everyone will die? Every lovely moment has a hint of sadness.

Through the filter

If you have been following me on Twitter for a while, you will remember my 365 project, where I took a photo a day for 365 days.

Well, that ended quite a while ago and I hadn’t picked up another project in this time.

Here is “Through the filter” – Life through the filter of my iPhone

Have a look and follow me on Tumblr if it interests you!

A year of memories – what’s next? Help!

I started my photo-a-day project today a year ago where I committed to posting a photo a day for a year. Before I knew it, it was over and I’m feeling a little like I’m going though a break-up.

My Tumblog has been part of my life every day for the past year and now it’s over!

*Big crocodile tears*

But wow, what a lot of memories in one year – it’s been quite a ride…amazing what we experience every day of our lives…

Go have a look at my blog and reminisce with me – I’m sure some of you will be part of the memories captured in my photos and you can take a little walk down memory lane with me!

And  most importantly, now that my little project is over, I need some ideas on what to do for my next one please. I know you guys are creative so please send some ideas my way. I’d like to do something similar, as I’m not ready to let go of capturing my everyday memories on the run, but with something a bit different this time.

I eagerly await your comments!

Reminiscent Deception

I recently got thrown into a day of past encounters and it has irked me a bit. Which means that you get to read about it.

It struck me how easily memories come flooding back and how they still feel so real. It kind of puts you in a twilight zone of reality that’s not reality.

What struck me even more was how all the good memories come back first, powerful feelings of reminiscence that seem to take over. Reminiscence seems to grab you by the neck and throw you down the rabbit hole of good memories and warm fluffy feelings. Intoxicated by this feeling, the poor victim wanders through Wonderland, wallowing in the fuzzy warmth.

And then it hits you – just one or two powerful blows that knock you out of the dream.

Reality. The bad stuff. The reasons you left it all behind.

We all have to make important decisions in our lives and at the same time we all make mistakes. It’s a difficult concept to deal with when you’re not sure if your decision was a good one or not. You can go round and round in circles in your own head forever!

I vote forward-facing. We have to trust ourselves and our gut, accept our decisions and keep moving forward.

Reminiscence is a deception. Be careful of this beast.

Saying it in other words – Aha!

Being in a bit of an odd place in my life at the moment, I sometimes find myself having ‘Aha’ moments with very small things that come my way.

I thought I’d share a few of those – maybe you’ll have an ‘Aha’ moment out of one of these too.

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(You can find the origin of the images on my pinterest page here)