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Experience

I wrote this ages ago but didn’t get round to uploading it until now!

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We no longer have experiences, we just capture them.

Record them for posterity with the click of a button

along with the thousands of other experiences we have recorded this year.

If  it’s a particularly good one it might end up on Facebook or Flickr

and give our friends a momentary glimpse of what we experienced.

Except we didn’t experience it,

We just captured it.

Tamed it like a circus lion,

magnificent to look at,  maybe, but a shadow of its true self.

Stored away on a hard drive

or, if it’s lucky, printed out to be kept in a scrapbook

by which time the experience itself is lost and we have moved on

in search of the next experience to capture…

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