Framed

October 6, 2011

The wedding is three days away.

My one piece of advice for future brides at this point: elope.

My one warning: be ready for frames.

Frames are apparently the gift of choice for a soon to be wedded couple.  And I find myself asking, are there really going to be that many pictures I’ll want to frame?

You may have noticed from this blog that I like to take photos.  A lot.  There are so many photos that frames seem ridiculous.  How could I find a platform on which to display so many photos that are meaningful and special to me?

But this frame giving panache could be taken another way.  Do people really think there will be that many perfect memories deserving of the frame?

When frame shopping, I find myself looking at the pictures in the frames and wondering what marketing team thought that picture was a good one to entice people into buying the frame in which it was placed.  The pictures are so polished and white.  So pristine and cold.

I don’t want pictures like that.  I want chaos and disorder.  I want mess and complications.  I want life.

So this begs the question, can I leave the frames in a drawer to go unused?  Or can I frame the imperfect?  Can I frame life?

I certainly hope so.

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