“A picture paints a thousand words.”
I hate looking back, but old photos have stories to tell. While I might not be reliving some of the memories held in those photos anytime in the near future, I can still cherish the memories and accept what was and accept what is now.
I scrolled through the oldest photos on my phone gallery and reminisced those moments and weirdly found that I was able to recall what happened before I took the picture. I am posting ten photos only, and if you would like to do this too please go ahead. Post ten of the oldest photos from your phone gallery, it can even be memes, screenshots, you don’t have to include selfies if you don’t want to, and share the story behind it. But make sure to give credit where it is due i.e. me, unless you’ve seen this somewhere else on WordPress before, of course.
This was taken on my birthday in June 2015. Whoa! Three years ago! I went to Go Ape with my family and one friend. If you live in the UK and love adventure, you can find out more about Go Ape on my previous post here.
Our session hadn’t started yet, so we went to explore and Trent Park afforded us some beautiful views. I love the glossy look to the water. It reminds me of my own eyes as I sometimes get asked if I’m crying because my eyes are very glossy.
A single cloud surrounded by blue sky. I had never seen anything like it, so I had to capture it. I love that there’s a guy rollerblading/rollerskating on the bottom right. Just like the cloud is the single cloud in this sky, he is the only human in this picture. I go alone, but I am not lonely… I am free.
I’m not sure why, but this my favourite nature photo I have ever taken. I love how congruent the grass and trees are, they line up perfectly. It’s almost an antonym to the previous picture. Here, everything feels so together, rooted and steady. It’s as if this is nature’s community with established hierarchies.
My uncle took this photo and sent it over to me. I like the way the brightness of the sun is shaped like a mountain. The light towers over the dark as if it would remind us that there is always more light in this world and it is rising to show us.
Once you complete Go Ape’s obtsacle course, you receive a certificate! I would just like to tell everyone that I finished first. Okay, fine, they didn’t know I was competing, but I won! Perhaps if I go again, I’ll challenge them, that would make it even more exciting. I’ll definitely have to challenge my brother as he is probably the one who could give me a run for my money.
This is where all the participants meet up. I have to congratulate Go Ape Trent Park on how they’ve set it up. They even have a gorilla!
Well… okay. This is the photo that my uncle took. I took one too, but it was more so concentrated on my uncle who was literally on the floor with a game face at level 100. That is how committed he was to getting the shot! He doesn’t have an instagram or facebook, and I don’t recall him displaying the photo on Whatsapp, so what was the point of behaving like a NatGeo photographer? But it is a lovely picture. Lloyd would be proud.
It reminds me of the Battle of the Bastards. That single tree is Jon and Sansa’s army and Ramsay and his army will soon have them surrounded.
I braved the barrels. By far the hardest obtsacle in the entire course. Oh, you think this looks easy? Your knees are scraping and those barrels are much further away than you would believe! I was able to do the Tarzan Jump where you swing off a ledge clutching a rope into a faraway net (think Leap of Faith but scarier) more easily than this.
Look how small my face was. My face now is roundish (for real, you guys need to send me some dieting tips that will still allow me to eat a lot), but I like it. Us brown people are prone to getting diabetes, plus I eat more dessert than main courses and I have aunties who aren’t happy until I’ve eaten everything in the house, so it’s hard to diet!
My fave, y’all. She’s my mini me and yes, she doesn’t look like me, but I’m talking about her personality. She loves unicorns, has and wears unicorn merchandise, loves science (I hate science), minecraft, games where she can build things, arts and crafts (she designs her pencils!) and history. She is very, very feisty, the defender of anyone who is being bullied and unfairly picked on.
She came over to my house and I put some lipstick and blusher on her and she wanted to take a picture that was a little more kooky!
No pressure to do the tag, as always. If anybody else would like to do it, for real, go ahead and do it and make sure to tag me in it. Happy blogging!
Which photo is your favourite and why? I want you to get your poetic diggidy & english lit on, go deep and interpret! Also, do you have any recommendations for some adventure courses? Feed my brain in the comments!
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