For no particular reason, we’ve listened to several “End of the World” sort of books lately. (The best of these was Alas, Babylon in which nuclear war has reduced the world to a grim place.) We are about to finish City of Mirrors, the third book of a trilogy depicting characters who seek to rid the world of a vampire virus. The books sound worse than they are- as with all great reads, the plot becomes secondary to the characters. While channel-surfing recently, I came across both “The Book of Eli” and “The Road.” Oh my. Grim worlds shown in those tales. So… we have encountered more than our share of end-of-days stories lately.
And… really… no outcome as dramatic as huge earth-bound meteorites, a Zombie outbreak or WWIII may be around the corner. But there are garden variety woes that lurk. None of us really knows what we’ll be doing, facing, encountering, shouldering through or savoring next week, tomorrow, in three years, next spring, at dinnertime, when we’re old…
But I know this: whatever I’ve already loved and appreciated can’t be taken from me. And so I store up on moments like this:
Even professional photographers snap unclear pics with a phone- and enjoy them. Whether or not you invest in professional portraiture to capture the fleeting moments of your life… capture them somehow. Stop and notice… whether you click a camera or not. Because it’s the little moments of your husband and dog in your kitchen that will get you through the days of vampire viruses and zombie outbreaks. Also, perhaps read a cheerful book once in a while.
No matter what you read… Marking the Moment Photography is happy to photograph the non-apocalyptic events in your life. Call Norma at (316) 648-7498 for information.