I wonder what twenty-second century social historians will make of us when they trawl through the zillions of words and images posted on a mass of nascent social media sites these past few years. Will they beleive it gives them an accurate picture of our lives in the opening decades of this century?
I know that Just Add Attitude the blog and my Tumblr see here and Instagram feed see here are just reflections of some of the things I do and not the total sum my life. I won’t be around a hundred years from now to look back at the slices of my life that I have posted but I do like seeing them again from a shorter time distance.
So, as I was putting together, from my Instagram feed, the July photo collage you see above, I enjoyed remembering things I might otherwise have forgotten such as: a lunch in Dublin’s much-loved Winding Stair restaurant, resisting the temptation to have a chocolate brownie with my coffee at an Avoca café, buying bunches of freshly cut lavender, stopping to stare at a red door attached to a particularly charming house, admiring the basement window of a Dublin townhouse …
One of the things that I do recall about this July without any need of photographic evidence is the incessant rainfall. So, welcome August and I so hope it’s the month when the Irish weather finally recalls that it’s actually summertime.