Collect memories, not things

By Alex Heigl
March 09, 2016 01:00 PM
Source: Kylie Jenner Instagram

Tuesday, Kylie Jenner posted a "cryptic" Instagram in which she appeared to bid farewell to her trademark pouty lips.

Is this merely a case of the youngest member of America’s First Family of Celebrity toying with her fans, the media, Tyga, etc. for the sake of creating some kind of content to feed the ever-consuming maw that is the national consciousness? Or is Jenner saying goodbye to her signature lip-look? Is the Illuminati behind this? (Or is it “Are the Illuminati behind this?” Please consult the AP style guide.)

If the latter turns out to be the case, we mourn how little time we had with Jenner’s lips. Were we ever so young? Now, we commemorate their life in pictures, with quotes that I pulled from the Pinterest results for “memories.”

We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.

I miss the old days

Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Collect moments. Not things.

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Never regret something that once made you smile.

I am covered in the memories of you.

Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.

Each time we embrace a memory, we meet again with those we love for the heart never forgets.

For those we have loved and lost along the way, a flame to remember them burns here today.

Each memory has a soundtrack of it’s [sic] own.

Sometimes, we survive by forgetting.

And lastly, this immortal sentence fragment to go out on as we mourn the passing of Kylie Jenner’s old lips: “A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted – mostly because I had assumed there would be a thousand more.”