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