20 days ago
This probably won't be a popular post. It has nothing to do with you. It also hasn't anything to do with me, and I won't cry myself to sleep because it won't get as many likes as most other pictures on my feed. It's just not the type of post that would catch everyone's eye and call for a doubletap. Social media algorithms work in that way that popularity breeds more popularity, the more it's liked, the more audience it gets, the more likes. Kinda like money and capitalism 😁
And maybe that's why we like social media. We want to be mainstream, we like what other likers like us like (get it?). But some of the best art out there isn't mainstream. It isn't photoshopped to the extreme to catch your eye, but sometimes it just speaks to us in ways you wouldn't think possible and your only regret is not having a bigger screen.
This particular shot my friend @jcpieri got when #flying with me. We had such a great time, and that's the main reason for me liking it. It brings me back to that day, that flight. That's what art should do - lift us away and to another world, no matter what other likers like.