Πέμπτη, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Blog no.14: Collection of recollections

Dear photogenic people,

  Fuck you. Seriously, I couldn't get a good picture if my life depended on it. Now that that's out of the way, let's get into business.
  Being unusually bored to do anything else, I figured I'd dig deep into my facebook profile in order to see how things were a few years ago with me. As I'm going more and more into the past I'm thinking "I couldn't dress for shit" on top of "wow, I was dumb as bricks". It's true, some times we think back to ourselves and cringe at what we did when we were younger, and then we stumble upon the younger ones going by their everyday lives and doing stuff they consider normal and we do the same thing, constantly reminding them how "superior" our generation was and how much better we behaved, when it really is not true at all. I kinda feel sorry for the younger generation that they can't erase what they put on the internet because I honestly believe that in 5-6 years they will be looking back, thinking "wow, I was dumb as bricks" but frankly, that's the natural continuation of things. I tried telling my cousin what to do and what not to do because I've been through the same stuff more or less, but we all know that teenagers won't listen to their parents let alone their 20-year old cousins. They will do stupid shit and they will learn from it, and there's nothing we can do to stop them. Don't judge a person by who they were when they were teenagers, most teenagers come into adolescence as completely different people, and those who don't were either too serious or too childish growing up.
  Now, thoughts of my past self aside, I can't help but remember all the good memories that accompanied all these pictures. It's pretty neat looking through them because they are impressions of the brighter side of growing up. Each picture has a story behind it, a laugh to be had. And that's all that sticks with you through life, isn't it? All the memories, all the laughs, all the people you shared these with. You can be jealous of somebody as much as you like, but remember that no two persons share the same memories, the same experiences. Try to cherish what you have right now because remember: these will all be memories in the future, pictures to be framed and hang, a photo album to be read, "a collection of recollections." Next time you take a selfie, remind yourself that what you will be seeing in a few moments is a past version of you. Try to be a better person every time you look into the camera, since everything you do contributes into what you will eventually become. And try not to fuck it up, will you?

Cheers to all the good memories,
and the ones that are yet do be had.
Stelios Zesiades
  

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