Do photographs tweak your sense of time? Do they trigger something behind your optic nerve that opens a portal of sorts, into the moment of their taking. Certainly we enjoy the faces and sometimes the passion or beauty of an image, but do you guide your imagination to "be in that moment" just wondering what was said, how did it feel, what was the mood in that instant.
We know that levels of exercise or states of arousal, even specific thoughts can cause the body to fire endorphins, providing a sense of well being. I wonder if those vivid memory flights or moments of imagination don't also leave us better off.
Lana's mother comes to mind when she sees or touches the crochet doily. It was once a long table covering and then cut into smaller pieces for her daughters. It is a connector now to another time and to others.
Each day is a series of choices. We select our paths and move on. Where we go leaves a contrail. And in those moments and on those trails reside all the power and vibrancy of what was.
Let's use this reflective moment for something pensive of a digital eternity. Huh?
Next time you are in a photo, remember that someday that instant will be history and some one may be trying to make their way to the moment. Help them. Enjoy it.