That Moment, Missed & Captured
As some of my classmates may recall, I do not relate well the topic of death as covered in Zelizer’s article. I am a squeamish avoidance type person, as Zelizer references, and I do not care to delve or dwell on the topic as whole. But it brought to mind the notion of “that moment.” Additionally, I thought about Becker’s article on Photojournalism where photo journalists rely capturing “that moment” to illustrate the news event. So I focued my thoughts more about capturing “that moment” and what does “that moment” mean to the viewer.
This picture represents a moment that I missed in person. This is my son at the Zoo Boo enjoying himself. I love his smile and I know he’s happy. I didn’t get to see this moment in person as I was working away on my homework, but I got to see him in this moment thanks to his Dad who sent me the picture. And now that I’ve shared this picture, you might have first seen a moment of a cute kid having fun. But then after reading this text (hopefully), the context is provided to you and you might therefore now see a moment of a mother’s brief bit of sadness at missing a moment of happiness for her child, as well as a moment of happiness of a mother enjoying her son’s happiness.