I got a new camera the other day. It's an okay camera, I guess. But I probably shouldn't have gotten it.
I really like having pictures. Pictures are neat. You get to look back at pictures and say "Hey look! That's me!"
I think other people say other things about pictures.
Anyway... the point is I like pictures, but I don't have too many because I don't have a camera. And the camera on the phones just doesn't cut it, really.
But I probably won't be taking any more pictures now that I have the camera, anyway. Because, while I like pictures and while I like taking pictures, I don't like having to take them.
That might not make sense, because I said that I both like and don't like taking pictures. Well, deal with it.
I enjoy actually shooting the picture and then having that picture, but, for one thing, then I don't get to be in the picture.Which I like. For another thing, taking the pictures changes the activity and makes it something else. Instead of having fun doing something, now you're looking for capturable moments.
There was a movie that Cherry had me watch at some point. I don't remember what it was called, but it had Adam Goldberg in it. I just looked it up, and it was called Two Days in Paris.
It wasn't good. It was the sort of movie Cherry makes me watch. But it had one line that I really liked and still remember. Or at least I remember it in paraphrase form. Goldberg's character said that he didn't like the other female lead's character's love of taking pictures all the time because it made her an observer. It's a way of being purposefully disengaged with the goings on around you, while appearing fully engaged. And I'd rather be either engaged, or an observer, but not try to straddle the line.
So, that's that. This entry is feeling really forced, and I'm pretty much done with it now. I guess that's what happens when I try to write something on the actual computer instead of outside on the phone. I imagine my blog production is going to fall even further down now that I'm not smoking anymore.
Oh, and if you've been waiting for some sort of reference to this blog's title.... doesn't look like your waiting has paid off, does it?