Life Lines

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I'm a victim.

A victim of using my phone to take photos. Photos of what are turning out to be meaningless things.

Meanwhile, life is passing me by.

Every year I vow to print out family snapshots once a month. Every year I vow to take a family photo every season.

Every year... I fail.

What's worse is that I now find that I barely have any photos of my children to print out at the end of the year. Yesterday I was unloading all the photos from my memory cards (a couple of days ago I did the same with my phone), only to find that my memory cards were filled with images of food I had planned to blog about or last December's Christmas photos. It's September and I've barely photographed anything with my actual camera.

The camera I paid hundreds of dollars for. The camera that just sits on a shelf collecting dust now. I have abandoned The Precious.

How did I get here? I caught Smart Phone Syndrome and I wasn't even aware.

And it SUCKS. When it's time to print this years photos, I'll have nothing.  I remember a time when I didn't go anywhere without my camera.  My actual camera.  I have to find my way back...

Before my children are leaving for college and I've not photographed them in years.

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  1. I, too, have caught the syndrome... I used my camera the day Nova was born, and not since! We need to make a pact...like a photo a day or, a week, with our big pretties... October is our fave month...lets do it then!

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    1. I concur. I shall take all of my photo a day photos in the month of October with My Precious. ... ... Maybe.

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  2. Make it a point to take your camera, the real one, out with you everyday. Try to take a photo with it everyday. I'm still working on this. But it helps.

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    1. I used to do that. Every time I left, I took my camera. I've just fallen out of the habit. I need to find that groove again.

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  3. I take my camera with me almost everywhere, but I still find myself reaching for the stupid smartphone much more often. I don't know why. The pictures are so inferior to what I can get with my point-and-shoot.

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    1. I get strange looks these days! It's like people aren't used to seeing an actual camera anymore.

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