From The Storyteller
July 10, 2017, "Bookmarks"
With the advent of the smart phone the world discovered the selfie. I have friends and relatives who take a minimum of four or five a day. Their daily documented activities are astounding. They can, with a few finger swipes, find pictures they took days, weeks, and months ago. I am told they do this with “Bookmarks”. I am amazed.
When I take a picture, it could takes hours, if not days, to find it. Yes, it appears I am “Bookmark” challenged. When someone’s suggests “Take a picture” the picture button end up being pushed four or five times - to make sure there is a good one. Next we all look, agree which one is best – then the phone is put away. Usually I forget the picture was even taken.
Occasionally someone will remind me of the picture and this is where my slow picture searching skill are revealed. With several friends standing there waiting to see my masterpiece, my search begins. Unfortunately, the search often takes a while. Something about having to search through almost every picture I have ever taken seems to slow it down. Stay with it and my smart phone will ultimately reveal its treasure.
Compared to my friends who can find pictures in seconds, I am definitely challenged. Yet, I remain undeterred. My confession - while hunting for that “special” picture, I also catch myself smiling at pictures I look at along the way. This is something I have had to deal with for years. More than once a box of old photos has cost me an afternoon. We took them for a reason and remembering why brings a smile - and smiling does take time.
Moral – When looking at pictures, it is wise to plan in extra time for unanticipated, random smiling events.