At least every so many days or weeks, I experience the truth of capturing the moment. This applies to most things in life, but in this instance I am referring to my camera.
I love my camera (as most people who know me well, will attest), I love capturing moments, things, places, people, textures, in fact, whatever piques my interest or curiosity at that given moment. In light of this passion, I often carry my camera or at least, the smaller version, my Sony cybershot, with me, just in case... as you never know when you may come across a beautiful scene, a flower, a building, an interesting person.
This morning, as I was taking my son to school, there was a beautiful scene worthy of being captured, over the Jukskei river, which flows through our suburb. There was a thick veil of mist over the meandering river, so thick, that it disguised the fact that beyond the river, up the embankment, there are a whole lot of homes. The angle of the sun was perfect.... in essence this would have made a perfect picture. Alas, no camera.
Yes there will be another morning where I will get the opportunity to capture the mist over the river..... but in many instances, capturing that moment, as is, never really re-occurs. In effect, a lost opportunity!
The analogy that I have gleaned about the immediacy of taking pictures, is that the same thing applies to life. Don't wait to say what you think, don't wait to share your thoughts and opinions, don't wait to express yourself, or make that call, or send that letter/ email, or to give a hug .... Say what's on your mind, hug, forgive, do what you need to do in the moment, make that phone call, send that email, do that task..... don't wait, because you may not get the opportunity again, ever, or certainly not in a hurry... and the moment will be lost.
Tomorrow, I will have my camera with me, in the hope that I can capture the mist over the river.....
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