Lessons from Losing

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I lost 4 years worth of photographs. I’m still trying to find a way to bring them back to their original state but for now, all I have are fragmented versions.

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I don’t know why I never got to share these but seeing them now, in this way, seems like I’m looking at them straight from my memory. I think about why I never looked at them after taking them and why they value so much only now, after I’ve lost them.
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I remember all of them, when, how and why they were taken. I remember the unfamiliar places,  the experiences I am mighty proud of, the great fun shared with friends and even moments I wish there were no photographs of.
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 I’m still learning to live in the moment; to say the words because they want to be said and to show what I feel because they want to be seen. Almost all of the photographs are gone now. The only ones I have are the ones I’ve shared. In the end the only things we get to keep are the ones we give away. 

Published by Venice De Castro

Venice De Castro is documentarist whose curiosity is observing how personal and societal transformations manifest in everyday life.

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