We recently brought my water-damaged iPhone back from the dead, and amid the joy, I realized we’d also liberated a large library of iPhone pics, mostly taken on my Instagram account.
Thank God for camera phones. Really. Because it’s with them that we capture all those off-the-cuff, shooting-from-the-hip moments that live in the everyday. Forget Christmas, and Easter, and the big school production. Never mind vacation days. This is where we live, Monday through Friday. This is who we are in the off-season, on slow Saturdays, in-between the biggies. And it’s the images of these moments that catch me most unaware, a swift stab to the heart.
Waiting for twilight.
Thank you, iPhone. Thank you, Instagram.