You looking at me looking at you

You looking at me looking at you (by Peter J. Noakes)“Time to clear out these old photo albums,” someone in the family said a few weeks ago. “I have no idea who these people are. We might as well  throw these photos away.”

Meanwhile, halfway around the world, someone else is looking at a photo of one of the most memorable times of your life.

They don’t know that you know the faces in their photos, just as you don’t know that they know the faces in your photos.

“Time to clear out these old photo albums,” they’re saying. “I have no idea who these people are. We might as well throw these photos away.”

In an era of instant selfies, it can be hard to remember that when you were looking at the camera, someone else was looking back at you.

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