Pictureless Snapshots

There are lots of little moments in life that you never want to forget but that are impossible to capture in video or picture form, so I wanted to tell you about some of my ‘Pictureless Snapshots’, AKA perfect moments that can’t be captured.

The first happened last night. Me and Richard both have some sort of terrible flu at the moment and feel awful so we went to bed earlier than usual. We were cuddled up in bed both feeling sorry for ourselves and the cats joined us, seemingly to make sure we were okay. Allie kept head butting my arm and Rich was snoring loud enough to almost deafen me but it was a moment of pure contentedness and it made me feel a lot better.

Next is new years eve. Me and Rich went out the front to watch the fireworks and met one of our new neighbours, who was lovely, and then we went out the back to watch fireworks from there. From our backyard we have a view of The Mersey and Birkenhead and, since Birkenhead is so far away, we could see what seemed like hundreds of fireworks but couldn’t hear any of the bangs. We just stood for a while, holding each other close to ward of the cold, and it was really really lovely.

Everyone knows it’s impossible to capture that truly festive feeling in a picture so I think just about everyones pictureless snapshot is probably of christmas eve. I was in my mums for christmas eve and we sat down with my brothers as a family and watched some christmas films while drinking hot chocolate. It was the ultimate christmas feeling and I loved it. It’s one of the only moments I really wish I could capture in a picture.

Finally I want to add a moment from earlier today. Like I said I’m really quite ill right now and when I came downstairs this morning I just sat on the couch feeling awful. Then Jodie came and sat with me for a good twenty minutes, which she very rarely does. I stroked her soft little tummy and scratched under her chin while she purred so loud I could barely hear myself think.

Do you have any pictureless snapshots? Feel free to share them in the comments, I’d love to read them!

-Dana

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2 thoughts on “Pictureless Snapshots

  1. Lovely post! I’d like to share my most favorite pictureless snapshot. When I was 14 I met my boyfriend on, you guessed it, Tinder, because at the time minors were for reason allowed to join. A few weeks after talking and face timing we met up at a little downtown type area that was absolutely beautiful. We were sitting beside the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge, our feet dangling high above the Delaware River. He was smoking a cigarette, his arm around my shoulders, and I chewed a piece of spearmint gum as I watched the water dance. He told me to look up at him before telling me to close my eyes. I obeyed, and he placed his lips against mine. I’d kissed people before, but this was the first time I’d ever felt the true feeling of love, even though I was so young. He tasted of cigarettes and mint and you could smell the strong scent of his Versace cologne. I’d never experienced such a magical, amazing moment in my life and I always go back to it. Thank you for sharing this post and bringing this memory back to me! Much love

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