A Snapshot

Still Life with Wave
8"x10" mixed media on canvas


She's a snapshot,
a smile and a wave
frozen in time
on a random day

So many of us
live like this painting,
carefree only in hindsight,
using crystallized memories
to con ourselves
about how good we had it
before the day
we lost it all

Just remember:
You aren't the snapshot,
You are the photographer
& Life provides you
with unlimited rolls of film.