What Life Feels Like When You Choose Not to Document It

Most of the images of my life are not tangible.

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It’s not just the images. It’s feelings. It’s the taste of that Malvasia wine. It’s what the flowers on the patio smelled like. It’s the sound of the creek running through the vineyard.

You take a minute and close your eyes and notice what you may miss otherwise. Taking my camera out and filming the creek is easy. Committing the experience to memory takes effort.

The sweaty, post mountain bike ride selfie he sent me this morning does just fine. I send him selfies, too. This is me. This is what life looks like when you’re not next to me.

I’m trying to live in the moment and with pure intentions.

Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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