Little did they know when the photographer took their picture that they would find themselves trapped in a painting. For eternity, they would play the same refrain of their favourite jazz piece. The artist looked at the musicians in admiration as he hung them up on the wall. Whenever he looked at them, the man would remember that pleasant day and the exact moment when Clarisse accepted his marriage proposal. She did not yet know the extent of his ability – and did not realise that if he ever took her picture and painted it, she would remain forever his. He looked at the rest of his collection: of events and people trapped forever in a moment of time. He guarded them well, making sure that they could not escape into the present. They were his. Forever.
Who else do you think the photographer has trapped in a moment of time?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post is linked to Mondays Finish the Story)