The Thing About Pictures Is...

...they are always of the past. It takes time to take a picture, so once a picture is taken it no longer really reflects the present reality because even just the act of taking a picture has changed that reality from what it was before the picture was taken. Every picture is like a memory, but there is no picture of THIS reality because it changes from moment to moment.

The pictures never give an accurate picture of life in the world TODAY, only a glimpse at a particular component of life in the past. However, the past IS useful for understanding the present and the meaning and significance and context of things as they arise in present time.
shannonymous shannonymous
18-21, F
2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

And, the map is not the territory...In other words, a picture reflects reality, but never really captures it.

You're right.

You ARE addicted to pinterest.