When we are in the moment, we are in motion. We are within it, moving with it, and so don't have the distance to think, hmm, I think if I stand right here and snap a pic it will capture the moment for me. Living in the moment, it does not seem as if you are losing it as it happens: being a part of the event makes its transience invisible. Looking at pictures of my son last Christmas, when he was four instead of five, it is remarkable to me now how much he has changed--how much taller he is, how much he has learned, how much less he needs me to put his toys together and play with him. The day is coming when I won't even be invited to play with him. I better get back to taking pictures.