That line “but I think the boring stuff is what I remember the most." struck me right in the heart. It's so true, isn’t it? It's those everyday, boring moments that really make up our life story. Those are the moments we really remember, the ones that become dear, the ones worth photographing. It’s why I photograph the boring moments (or what we perceive as boring). When I think back to my Granddad, it’s the boring moments that stick in my brain and the moments I wish I had more pictures of. The summers I spent with him, eating homegrown tomatoes with salt at every meal including breakfast, or taking his truck down through the bumpy trail across the field to the orange clay-colored river. Those are the moments that tell the story of his life and my life with him.
I guess my point to all of this emotional rambling is this simple.
- What we perceive as the “boring” moments now, become the momentous moments later.
- That we might think our lives are bland or mundane, but they aren’t.
- That those real life, everyday moments mean something to us in time.
While I said my goodbyes to that glass bottle, I reached for the family photo album to share those boring childhood moments of summers with my Grandpa with my children. Today I hope I created more boring moments with them and I share this long winded story with you in hopes that you remember that your boring moments count too!