Every moment. Captured for posterity.


An otherwise quiet regular trip to the St. Jacobs Farmers Market this morning for breakfast was interrupted by a car on fire today, spouting flames and thick black smoke billowing into the sky. At this point we’re just seeing the aftermath.

The market hosted a huge livestock auction today, which explains the crowd of Mennonites in front of me watching the excitement.

The most noticeable thing about the entire event was the number of people, phones held aloft, capturing the event in pictures and video. I joked that it probably already had a million hits on YouTube. And sure enough, hardly a million views, but you can see the fire on YouTube right here and here.

I wonder. Are we reaching the point where every moment of our lives is captured for posterity?

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