Shutter bug blues
I know I said I’m almost ready with my home made makes for Christmas, but I didn’t mention was the hundreds of things I’d like to be able to make that are on my to do list, I have enough things to make to last me probably another three or four lifetimes. I am an avid reader and enjoy looking at craft web sites, that’s where the trouble starts, I bookmark things to make later and suddenly I have hundreds of things I really want to make for friends and family or myself, I love to create things, make things, bake , sculpt, paint, draw, and love photography. I used to do the whole bit with a proper camera you know the kind, the ones with filters and you set the apertures etc., etc., the kind that unless you’re really good at it, the subject could die before you get to take the picture.
I enjoyed taking random pictures everywhere I went, that was my hobby. But I was single and hadn’t met the love of my life yet and don’t know we’d have such a wonderful bond between us, so I was fleet of foot and fancy free so to speak. That all changed when we got married and started having children. I still took lots of pictures, but mostly of the children and outings we’d go on. Technology changed and so did the camera I used, it went from box brownie to Kodak landswinger then the proper camera and after that it was what we affectionately called the brick camera it was digital but heavy, hence the name. It took great pictures though. Now of course people all use their phones, HD unheard of back in the day, now it’s the norm, everyone can submit a picture from practically anywhere in the world in no time at all.
I wonder to myself, if technology has moved on so much why hasn’t it changed us for the good, if something bad happens you see people on TV all gather round not to help, but to catch the moment on their phones, about 24 people will simultaneously start capturing the moment instead of helping someone, what have we become?
Every day I see people walking and texting, driving and texting, stupid, just stupid, why take the chance? Don’t do it, you’re not capable of doing it both at the same time, so don’t even try. It will end badly, and people may even die, please, just don’t.
I don’t hate phones they are a necessary evil, they can save lives too but why do people have to be on them for so long. Our children don’t bring them to the table, yet you see on TV children using them at the meal table or anywhere, it’s just sad that for some they can’t leave it alone for even a short time People shop with it, pay bills with it, store music and photos on it, yes it’s a really important bit of kit alright, just don’t forget to have a break from it now and again.
I’m sure that technology will bring us something else suitably entertaining in the future, let’s hope it saves lives not endangers them with misuse.
So, arrive alive and don’t drink or text when you drive.
Time to do more of my Christmas projects and you can bet I won’t be using my phone for a few hours.
Be nice to one another.