I was looking for something yesterday and came across this photo of my two memeres. I actually posted it last year, but now it has so much more meaning. It's been 7 months since one of my memere's left this Earth; sometimes it seems like longer. When I stop and think that this photo was taken less than one year ago, it's hard to believe. So much can change. I'm so grateful that this moment, although brief, was captured. I'm also grateful that I just found it, because I had not remembered it. This is the beauty of taking pictures, especially those that are not posed. Of course looking at the photo doesn't bring back the moment, but it evokes an emotional response. I can look at it with fond memories and a smile and I can "hear" my memeres' distinct voices and laughs.
I'm a planner by nature. I'm not really into flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to doing anything. But, photography is different. I prefer photographing the "unposed" moments. To me, those moments are more accurate pictures of life and what it's all about.
Those moments often end up to be the "sweetest".
Those of us with Type A personalities may find it difficult to go with the flow and take it one day at a time.
But, we are forced to discover that life is made up of beautiful, unposed moments and sometimes we cannot even see the beauty in them until they have passed us by.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”