The Photo I Didn’t Know I Snapped

I don’t think I was aware of this one, as I scroll through the photos of last weekend.
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Now I remember. My hands were full as I carried the dinner plates into the house from the picnic table, the flies were zooming in as I held the door open. But I looked up just in time to see that the sun had broke through the clouds to give us a shot of this sunset.

And then, I must have put the camera down and carried on with the cleaning up. this could be a litany about the importance of taking photos, capturing every moment. imageBecause I do take pictures of everything, the mundane, the stillness. Collecting them like scraps, just in case I will need them someday.snapsDSC_0297 Or because I want to remember them. I snap them so quickly, like breaths, and the people who are with me politely stop to wait for me. snapsDSC_0350I just keep moving, offering no explanation about why I snapped that photo. I can’t put into words why I snap what I do.

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This sunset, missed, as we focused on the tasks of daily living, was quite glorious, now that I see this photo. imageThe clouds had covered the sun for most of the day, and made its shinning appearance at just the right moment to close out the day.

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Just like the memories we are holding from summer. They don’t seem like much, but later, when we unwrap them, we will see the beauty they held.

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