“Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.” ~ E. M. Forster, from A Room with a View ~
When I look at today’s Picture of the Day and quote, I think of a phrase that is common in today’s slang and vernacular…
Life can be truly easy to chronicle, especially in today’s digital age. Not only can we now journal and photograph our lives, but we can blog, Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, video, Skype, vlog, and many other forms of documenting and social networking.
Yet, still, human as we are, life is still bewildering to practice. It is the nature of our inner id…it is what make’s like unbearable, frustrating, surprising, wonderful and exciting. It is the good, the bad and the ugly and then it swings around to the awesome.
I am reminded of this when I look at this picture. This was the view from my hotel room in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. I had taken my Aunt LaRue there in 1998. It was a trip of a lifetime for her and it now offers me memories to cherish now that she is gone. It is an image I am working to preserve from the ravages of time just as I work to hold on to those precious memoires of my aunt.
My life is fairly well chronicled. Daddy has old 8mm home movies of me and my sister as young lasses. I can not tell you what it’s like to see a 2nd grade Bev doing the Hokey Pokey…it is bewildering, yet delightful to Tall & Handsome.
Some of those bewildering moments were learning lessons, some I would like to bury under a stone and forget forever and some I like to remember and relive daily…like the first time I laid eyes on my Tall & Handsome. I am constantly bewildered by and thrilled by the awesomeness of Nature’s great wonder.
But, today’s picture reminds me of one sure thing…the chronicling…and bewildering will still continue…
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