Every time we go somewhere new we take pictures in order to not forget what we’ve seen. Or when we’re having a really good time, we take a picture to capture the moment. As I’m sitting on Grand Place, Bruxelles, I see tons of people taking pictures. Some of the beautiful architecture, some of their companions and others are making a 360∘ video in order to capture everything. All of these people seem to have one aspect in common.
They are all smiling. No matter if they are in front of the camera or behind it, they’re smiling.
As I keep looking around I notice that it’s not just the people with the cameras who are smiling. It’s everyone. From locals to tourists and everyone in between, there is not a person on Grand Place who is not smiling. Everyone looks as happy as they could be, at least that’s what it seems like from my view. Everyone seems happy to be out and about doing their thing. I can’t help but wonder whether they are really as happy as they look or whether it was just momentary.
Either way it doesn’t matter because they were smiling. I do wonder whether it is right to conclude that because they are smiling something good happened to them that day. I would like to think so because it would be a beautiful goal to strive for. One moment in a 24 hour day that consists of a pure smile, a moment of serenity one would say. It would be wonderful to capture a moment like that everyday. Regardless if the moment is just a thought or an actual picture taking. By allowing yourself to have a moment like that everyday, you’ll have a moment to escape to in case the rest of the day isn’t so serene. The picture tradition can in that way enrich life more often than just on the few ”let’s reminisce”-nights.
By creating a serene moment everyday, you’ll have 366 serene moments at the end of the year. Wouldn’t that be beautiful?