This was a snapshot, likely by Rich W., and I think it is symbolic of quite a bit in life these days. This is a really fun image, lighthearted and full of joy, and yet it was in a long line other images and had faded from memory. Jack and I of course go way back, as is known by most readers of this blog and fans of the OC, but since I am the one taking most of the photos there are not many that include both of us having a great time together.
Finding reminders of moments like this one bring clarity to the present moment, too, in a way that only reflection can. Everything now is a sum of all that has been, but it's also greater than that, because it's real and full of promise.
As this year draws to its close it is important that we dig around in our collective memory for images like this. Whether photos or videos or moments in our minds take that spot for you matters less than the fact that they exist, for all of us. What a blessing to have such moments! And what a privilege to be able to remember them, reflect on them, smile with them. Enjoy your moments, and may the best be yet to come!