Friday, July 14, 2017


Sometimes, you get what you want after some time of wanting it. But then, there is this bittersweet feeling when you get your hands on it. it is like giving away clothes you wore - you know its not the right fit any more, but you remember the good times. Not when it did not fit and was causing you a lot of discomfort. You remember that dinner you went to and looked gorgeous in.

Photographs don't make it any easier. You look at a pic and it is a composed version of your life. What you want others to see and what you want to remember. Not what was. The places the fabric tore into your skin will never show up in a picture. I wish technology can evolve and capture the mood of people as well in a photograph. I would be eternally grateful.


Sun Ray said...

:) interesting.. I tend to think that normal users of technology have so many pics of themselves & their world.. that it becomes pointless.. what's the use of having so many impressions of one's life? Maybe they want to say that they enjoyed each moment of their life?. is a photograph or a video the best representation of that?

& should technology also register the emotions? There's enough data overload without it..

Very few things are worth remembering.. loved ones & their voices.. & what one needs for their livelihood.

forgetting things in one's past is a boon I would say.. it lets people (atleast me) live & love, today & the future instead of (re)living the past.

Harini Padmanabhan said...

I don't pay attention to the past usually to be honest. I'm more a look forward so many things to do kinda person. But I really feel that pictures lie so so much. True emotions with it will be a blessing to record. So you know the truth and not your version of it.

Sun Ray said...

Maybe like the photographs in Harry Potter (that gets a bit animated) is fine..

Oh, your wondering is similar to dumbledore's pensive, is it? Like a high quality virtual reality experience!! That would be fun for sure.

Harini Padmanabhan said...

Yeah. But even those you can fake it na. I want the pensieve. Didn't take you for a porter fan. :)

Sun Ray said...

I think a combo of virtual reality, Google glass with high end video recording capabilities should qualify for a pensieve! Potter fan.. to some extent, yes.. like the author's imagination!!

Harini Padmanabhan said...

:) it's funny how fantasy can actually become reality..