One might expect such broad questions to inspire reflection upon the world at large. But instead, I have found that, overwhelmingly, people have used the ten questions to reflect upon themselves, making quiet personal statements about their own lives.I promised I was going to put something up on the 10 different themes but I have been unable to do so yet because I have been very busy with school among other things. Hopefully, I will be able to keep my word and will let you know when I do so.
Why do I keep bringing the Time Capsule up? I am not sure but I can give you an insight into what goes on in my head. When I broke my leg last year, I didn't have a camera to record the good and bad times that came with having a broken leg. These pictures are the only evidence I have that I broke my leg. I also noticed that I didn't have too many pictures of my life at different stages and all the stories I had to tell where in my head. And I can be quite loopy, so I wasn't too comfortable depending on that. It was then I decided to get a camera.
The funny thing about all my pictures (Flickr, PicasaWeb, Facebook) is that I am hardly in them. However, there is a story behind each set of pictures and the pictures tend to help in telling that story. Some of them don't even need a story teller. Despite the fact that I may be scarce in some of the pictures, I am part of the story, I may even be the storyteller because they are my pictures.
Another interesting thing is that the pictures currently online are not all the pictures I have. I take pictures and I forget about them in the whirl of activity that is life. I have a bunch of pictures in various media I need to upload for the world to see. As a matter of fact, I am even pressured to put these pictures up from time to time when people need to have their pictures and I am being too slow for their liking. Talking about uploading pictures, I need to upload the TBP pictures from last week Friday....
Another interesting thing about pictures: In Nigeria where I come from, when you go to visit people, they bring out albums of years past to show you. From the albums, you can see the progress in the people's lives from birth through school, marriage, having a family to where they are in their lives.
Back to the Time Capsule...
What makes the Time Capsule different and unique? The limited time in which it's open to express oneself. It gives me the opportunity to really reflect on who I am today and what makes me tick. And I can always look back at this point in my life and the lives of people worldwide and see the struggles we were all going through, what gave us joy, what made us mad, and other such things in this time frame of a month. That exclusivity of that one month is special. It's that exclusivity that made Facebook special. Now, it's just another social networking site albeit one I still very much use.
What are you waiting for? The clock is ticking: you have 12 days left. Share your experiences and thoughts with the world.