Or in my case, the mouth of a very bright 8 year old boy…my son Sacha.
On our recent holiday in France, I was so busy trying to record every moment to share (via Facebook, and email etc) with friends and family back home…that I wasn’t fully experiencing the moments as they were happening.
In this particular instance I was trying to capture an adorable picture of Sacha during his circus lessons.
Obsessed with gettting the perfect shot, I wasn’t really watching the trick he was trying to show me.
“Stop taking picutres, and look!” he cried.
Instantly I knew he was right. The real value of the moment was in the moment.
Not in the picture or pithy update quote to be posted or tweeted later.
So I put down the camera and I really watched. And it was pretty cool.
And then I took a few quick shots.
And maybe I didn’t capture exactly the perfect smile or get the ideal shot.
But when I close my eyes I can see it vividly and I can hear the excitement in his voice when he realized I was really present and paying attention.
Experiences are great to share, but first they should be…well…experienced.
That’s my point of view. What’s your twist?
Has recording gotten in the way of experiencing for you?