Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Time's Relentless Melt

" All photographs are momento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person's (or thing's) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt. " - Susan Sontag

Time's relentless melt. 

Editing these photos made those three simple words so much more apparent. 

It seems like the passing of time just keeps speeding up at an unforgiving rate. 
One moment I'm awake and the next, I'm lying in bed, lids heavy with moments of the day on replay as I slip into slumber. And these moments, fresh in my mind as the day ends, might months down the road, become nothing but a figment of the past... not even a memory. 
How could I possibly even keep up when I'm at the mercy of time's wrath? 

These photos were taken more than a month back, I have no recollection of the mundane details of what went on that day; what I ate, what time I woke up, what shows I watched... 
But yet as I sit here in the wee hours of the morning staring at these photos, I remember exactly how I felt when I took these and I remember the thoughts that went through my head as the shutter snapped.
It's amazing how much a photograph can do. 

As simple as it seems, that's what I have planned for the new year: to take more photographs.
 To have something to look back on months or even years down the road whether in tears or in laughter. 
Or to be exact, to freeze more moments in my life; to capture something that only an ailing mind could take away from me- A memory. 


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