Why cant it see what I see?
Today was a beautiful day. We went to the movie, played in the park, enjoyed a boat ride, loaded ourselves with junk food and ended the day with some lazy conversations on the park bench. Life is surely good!
All through the day, came numerous memorable moments which struck my thoughts and my sight. My thoughts took form of words and poured out so easily. However, I had to take help of some technology to capture what my eyes saw. I was using what we call a camera but it refused to comply.
When I saw the soft curls, flushed cheeks, twinkling eyes of my daughter, the camera just saw some random colors. I tried to explain, tried to give it the right amount of exposure, time, distance; but it simply could not see what I was seeing. I saw soft, fluffy, wind blown clouds spread over miles of green, riddled water. But again the camera chose to see something else. I saw the breeze, the butterflies, the waves, the setting sun, the smiles, the laughter, and yeah you guessed it, it couldn’t see any of it.
And then, I decided to give up on it and chose to stick with something which was more familiar – words. In words it is so easy to explain what a beautiful day it was. I guess I am officially a writer now, but a long long way off from being a photographer.