Trips: selfies and memorabilia

Back in 2010, selfies were an unknown term. With the growing market of technological development and release of newer selfie-friendly phones, selfies have taken a new definition. Because taking your photo from your front camera of your phone wasn’t enough, people take ‘groupfies’ too. Not one or two, an entire gang poses for a photo with their pearls shining, glaring into the camera sheepishly.

Trips are incomplete without selfies, and every photo talks bundles about any trip that is made and every outing with friends or family. Trips are redefined by memories capture in lenses. Memories are made and archived in our hearts forever.

Too much of anything is obviously not encouraged. The same applies for pictures too. There is a limit to which one can take selfies in various location, sports, angles, and people. Beyond this threshold, it gets monotonous and most definitely irritating.

The company:

According to me, the trip largely depends on the company we go with. A cranky lot of friends who are non-adjusting and keep complaining make for an awkward gang to go on a trip with. The smaller the group, the better it is. This would mean lesser number of people to keep count of, the smaller number of people screaming, more small arguments but one thing remains constant. If the trip comprises of a significant group of individuals who are our closest friends, all the points as mentioned earlier are perhaps ignorable. We focus more on making beautiful memories and cherish them, ignoring all the small blips in the journey.

Our companion in our trips can comprise of friends or family members. Either way, one should make sure to make the most out of it. For some people, especially youngsters, a trip with family may not sound as attractive as one with our friends. But I feel that is very wrong. With growing age, we learn the value of our family and the unending love they give us. Friends turn into family and family into our best-est friends. Only trips and vacations make us realize, that we may have everything in our life, except for time. The time that a voyage gives us, with our closed ones is incomparable.

Capturing every moment:

A trip should always include a Polaroid camera, or any other easy to carry the device and good portable speakers.

This wonderful tiny camera gives me hundreds of beautiful memories which one will always cherish. It repeatedly reminds one, why they would never say no to a trip and the opportunity to spend a few valuable moments with their close ones.

Trips are incomplete without collections. Every place one visits, they should carry an essence back with them. Some people do it only through photos, some belief in purchasing knick knacks from local shops. For some people, bringing a bit of the local raw condiments for cooking is an interesting thing. It varies from person to person, and place to place. A trip may not last forever, but its memories will. Glancing at the old clock one purchased from a tiny village shop in North London may bring back ample of memories. It creates curiosity in unknown minds. Maybe the person buying it bought it out passion, or maybe there was a memory attached to it. Or maybe it was just a collectible. One won’t know unless they’re told. Thousands of stories to tell, and only a few ears to hear!

However silly the idea of selfies maybe, it is addictive. Now, Instagram has become a gallery for these selfies. Millions of people across the globe use these apps and post several selfies with their favourite people. It is more of a trend than a memory to cherish. I do it too, but I feel that going through those pictures later refreshes memories and brings a smile to my face whenever I follow the drill.

It depends on people how they want to cherish their memories whether it is by posting photos on social media or keeping it to themselves. I have friends who spam my social media with selfies, I might not be doing the same, but I will not discourage the idea. It is up to them after all.

In short, every trip, whether it is a small or a big, it should be cherished to the maximum. Such little things in life fill the heart with contentment. Enjoy it while you can, time more than anything is precious.