The Photo That Was Never Taken

A friend and i were having a conversation, and we were talking about life and
how fast most of our lives have gone by, and that most of our lives were already in the past, and about how some friends have already parted to the other life beyond death and we also were talking about the things we would change if we could go back and
change them, but he said, you now know what to change because you made a mistake in the past that helped you to understand what you know now, in other words, you need to make mistakes in order to grow in wisdom.
As i pondered on what he said i started to consider on the photographic side of this, which photos are more
important to me now than they were 40 years ago, so i went searching for my old negatives and prints and i started
to file them depending on the importance and i found out that a lot of the photos that i considered very important back 40
years ago were not as important today and the ones i did not consider important were very important today, this is
when i found out that my family photos were the most important ones and that i should have taken more family
photos instead of taking landscape or street photos or photos of events, i only took photos of my family in Birthdays
or graduation or events but almost none of everyday life, events so trivial back then like having dinner, the kids
sleeping or playing, i wish i would’ve had the wisdom to take photos of everyday life of my family, i would consider
those photos the most important photos ever, but i didn’t take them so they don’t exist, The rest are just not as
So if you are young and have a family and like taking photos, take photos of your family in everyday life situations,
like having breakfast, when your kids are sleeping, when heading to school etc. what at the time seems unimportant
but believe me when they grow up and you want to remember those times those photos will be very important to you
because even if they were uneventful situations they will become very important in time.

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