Everyday, thousands of tourists “tick things off”. They push to the front of the crowd, snap off a photo and tell their friends they thought it would be bigger. If your only motivation is obligation, maybe leave it to the people who can appreciate it.
"Would you. Please. Stop. Taking. Pictures. On your tiny. Annoying. Fucking. Camera.
This is happening to you in real time. You are having the experience. There’s not much point trying to verify that you were at the event when you are actually here."
"She suggests, at about 3 in the morning, we all run up the Champs Élyéees … As I’m running, I’m thinking, well this will probably make a good memory … Which is living in the future, discussing the past with someone who, if they asked you “what did it feel like?” I don’t know I was thinking about what I’d say to you."