Sometimes a photograph gets spoilt really bad or just seems unimportant. It looks totally hazy as if it is unreal. We don’t really consider those pictures when we compile albums or put them up on the stand. Surprisingly, these photographs have always held a special place in my heart. They are moments that I want to hold on to…. but they have passed on and remained only as vague memories.
Like the time when I tried to take night-time snap-shots of Bangkok perched on the balcony of a high rise but each one managed to get blurred. Or that special New Years Eve we spent tucked away in an obscure roadside eatery. Neither were they worth mentioning to friends nor something I ever thought of writing about. However, when I reflect back upon them, some of those moments were more far more special than the ones captured with utmost clarity.
When you look into the old packets lying untended for years, you pull out so many memories that didn’t get a special place in the valuable albums. They still manage to evoke emotions when you look at them, but they stay on in that undecided pile – that is not so important, yet important enough not to be thrown away. They may be secrets known only to you or times that were worth a photograph at the moment but never became that special.
Life goes on like this and one day you realize there are too many untended packets lying around. Some go to the dustbin some back into another pile. I present you with a collection from that pile…