This post has been on my mind for some time now, ironically though I decide to write it down at last on the same day my sister and her daughters left Jordan back to the UAE.
You know those moments that you wish you can freeze and keep a still copy of them forever? Well, a camera might do that, but sometimes even a camera can’t capture all the magic and meaning encompassed within that time-frame.
I remember when I was a kid I decided to open a file in my head to try and keep certain images in it. Not necessarily special images, it was more like an experiment. And to this day when I give my mind the signal to re-open that files, the images come pouring one by one. Well, I have to admit I might have forgotten one or two, but for the most part the mental file is still there.
But there are some moments that in deed need to be archived, which is why I think that the catch phrase from Kodak ads “Kodak Moments” is a brilliant one. It’s a moment worth capturing.
If I’m to choose one Kodak moment I would say it was about just over a month when my sister was busy and my mother was asleep so I had to take care of both my nieces alone for a very short time of course (Having to do that for more that 15 minutes is torture I tell you!) So, it was for less than 10 minutes, the little one, Jana, who was about a month old or so at the time was crying so I had to carry her and walk around. While Ghazal, who’s 2.5 years old was following me around so I had to find a way to control her while I was carrying Jana. What do I do? I started singing “toot toot” as in the sound of a train and motioned for Ghazal to follow me and sing along. So, basically I was there holding my 1 month old niece followed by my 2.5 year-old niece singing toot toot around the house in the dark sometime around midnight.
That’s my favorite Kodak moment, what’s yours?