There are some situations where a selfie, or taking any sort of photo is not an option.
Where if we want to capture a moment we must commit it to memory instead.
I experienced this weekend as we were floating down Arizona's Yuma river in a rubber tube lined with canvas and a soft pillow. The scenery was magical, but with water all around us, carrying a camera wasn't feasible.
I wanted to remember the moment so badly. "How good would it be just to take a photo right now" I said.
Only it wasn't just the landscape that made this a special place.
it was the sounds of the insects
and crickets creeking among the thick 8 foot green reeds scattered along the river.
the feeling of the lukewarm water on that 106 degree day.
A photo could never capture all this beauty.
So I closed my eyes, took a minute, and committed it to memory instead.
Sometimes just forgetting the camera and capturing life's experiences this way is a better option all round.