Saturday, December 23, 2017

"If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph"

This quote floats around a fair bit on the 'net.

I always take photographs of the people around me. There was a time I photographed pets, and nature, and beautiful scenery, but the older I get, the more I photograph people. I have always taken Rahul's best photos (and I'll fight anybody claiming otherwise) and now I don't take enough photos of our family, but whatever I do photograph usually has my people in the centre.

Why don't I photograph V more? Do I take him for granted? I don't think I do, but I do wonder. Maybe I photograph the boys because they grow so fast. I know I take photographs of my father for when he's gone. Why don't I photograph my mother then? She too is ageing and will one day leave.

And then there are photographs I would eagerly take, but can't. Some don't like being photographed while others can't be. One day, when I get old and lose my memories, I will lose them too. I don't want to grow old.

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