One of the things I like about photography is the ability to capture rare moments and freeze them for eternity. After all, everything that happens around us takes place in video mode and nothing stays the same for more than a few seconds at a time. But to freeze time in order to be able to ponder on that split second for as long as we want, well, that is real magic as far as I’m concerned. That is why every time I look at this photograph I will think of the meaning of friendship and the importance of spending time together with all the people who matter to us. This visual introspection is only possible because the scene never moved from that second; it was not cluttered by other scenes vying for our attention. Such is the magic of photography.