contemplating what filters through

INSTAGRAM – welcome to our picture perfect world!

I call it INSTAGRAMification because everyone looks happy, lives well, eats well and plays well.

Life can be so Idyllic!
Life can be so Idyllic!  #nofilters  #lifeisgood  #readytopicnic         photo: d. king

The popular phone app gives us leeway to play with our photos using different filters to brighten or diffuse and colour our world a whole lot brighter (but make sure to use hashtag #no filters if not using any, so it appears even better).  Our world can actually be falling apart but you’d never know it by the photos we choose to post. We’re always busy, popular, travelling to exotic locales or at least eating in exotic restaurants and we want you to see what we’re having for dinner….again!  Yeah I know, I’m guilty of this too.

I drank champagne and ate oysters all summer long
I drank champagne and ate oysters all summer long #nofilters
The wine I drink comes with cute labels. I won't drink lie it otherwise.
The wine I drink comes with cute labels. I won’t drink it otherwise. #bigfatlie

If you think about it for a moment why would we want anyone to see us at our worst? Why not create a fantasy world of perfection?

I wonder if it would make us feel happier or depressed to look at other people’s photos of really plain food (is there such a thing?), waking up first thing in the morning (unless you’re Angelina Jolie who I’m sure never has a bad looking day), sick in bed or just getting in your car to go to work (boooring!).

I only swim in salt water pools...a lot by the way #nofilters #havingwaytoomuchfun
I only swim in salt water pools...a lot by the way  #wishIusedafilter  #havingwaytoomuchfun

Maybe we should try it? 

Okay, you go first!  Nahhh…forget it. Let’s keep up the fantasies, the world is a tough enough place as it is (for most of us). Let’s keep up appearances and show everyone the best of our little world! XO

While I take another bubble bath...with a bubbly in hand. Wait a sec...that's not even me - it's my dog! Get outta the tub.
While I get ready for a bubble bath…with bubbly in hand. Wait a sec…that’s not even me – it’s my dog! #bigmistake
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