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PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
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Confession - Snap Out of It
Dear Father Simon and the wise and hopefully forgiving collective,
My confession dates back to 2004, whilst on holiday with my then
Many months earlier we had decided to book a holiday to Portugal to
coincide with the European Football Championships. It was our hope
that England would progress to the later stages of the competition and
therefore we could watch our national team with pride in the
atmosphere of the host nation.
Unfortunately this was not to be as Portugal knocked England out of the
competition 2 days prior to our arrival. This was indeed a body blow,
but instead of sulking that our best made plans had gone to waste, we
decided that this could actually turn out to be a good thing. We would
now adopt the Portuguese national team and join in the revelries as
and when they won.
The first 4 days of our holiday were like most trips we took, we
toured the local attractions, visited the sights and sampled
everything that the Algarve had to offer. In order to remind ourselves
of these wonderful days we took many many photographs on our newly
purchased digital camera.
On the Wednesday evening we ventured into the main street of our
resort and settled down in one of the many busy bars to watch the semi final between Portugal and Holland. We were not let down, our temporarily adopted nation won the game 2-1 and what followed was breathtaking.
The streets were awash with Red and Green as the country celebrated
their reaching the final. Everywhere you looked people were dancing,
cheering and hugging each other, a truly amazing sight. And we took
many many more photographs again with our newly acquired digital camera.
As the evening progressed, we consumed quite a few alcoholic
refreshments which I’m afraid to say made us a little tipsy. We
staggered back to our hotel and ventured onto the room balcony where
my fiance noticed an incredibly large and bright moon that shone above
the Mediterranean Sea below. It was a joy to behold Simon. Again, the new digital camera was produced by my fiance. After a few adjustments to set the camera to its highest pixel resolution, my fiance snapped away time and time again before eventually retreating to bed, exhausted from the day’s events.
I however, stayed up to enjoy one last beer of the night. Something I now regret. Whilst enjoying my cool beer on that warm evening, I decided to have a look back at the photos we had taken so far on our holiday. It has to be said that there were some really great pictures on that camera including over 100 documenting the festivities witnessed that evening. These were the kind of pictures that anyone would be happy to keep as a memento of a great holiday.
However, also on the camera were many blurred images of the moon,
images obviously taken through the eyes of a very inebriated young
lady. These images had no place with the rest of the photographic keepsakes and I decided to remove them immediately.
Now at this point I should remind you that this was a new camera and
so I was rather unfamiliar with its settings. After searching the
‘options’ menu I finally found the delete button and clicked ok, thus
ridding me of the horrific moon image.
Imagine my horror when moments later I realised that instead of
deleting a single photo I had completely wiped our entire collection
of holiday snaps. For good. In a panic I quickly took some photos of the moon and placed it back in its protective case. I then went to bed.
The next morning I was woken by the dreadful sound of my fiance crying her eyes out. She tearfully proceeded to confess that she must have accidently deleted our photos whilst messing around with the settings to capture the moon the previous evening.
I regret to say that I did not correct her and instead decided to
comfort her, telling her that I wasn’t mad and that it would all be ok.
‘What about the football celebrations? Aren’t you upset?’ she asked, all quivery-lipped watery-eyed. I told her not to worry, that Portugal were bound to beat Greece in the final and that we would have even better photos as a result. Well as Matt will confirm, any football fans out there will know that Portugal went on to lose that final and so we never did replace those celebration photos. And I still failed to own up... until now.
Seven years has now passed and my fiance is now my wife and mother to
Our 3 year old son. I hope that revealing this dark secret will lift the
guilt that has stayed with me all these years and I ask her for forgiveness for not owning up to this terrible deed sooner.