We all have our own way of preserving memories and reflecting on good times with family and friends. Me? I take photos, have albums filled with pictures, save souvenirs from trips, and, most importantly, hang onto meaningful items from loved ones who are no longer here. As for Kim Kardashian, who loves to take selfies, well, she also has her special way of cherishing memories — through the art of selfies. While detailing what an entire day with Kim Kardashian is like for Harper's Bazaar (FYI, it's not as exciting as you might think), the Keeping Up With the Kardashian star discussed how her selfie book, "Selfish," began.
I started taking pictures years ago, around 2006, and I kept them, all organized on my computer in folders. We didn't call them selfies back then. I had no idea what I was saving, just memories, really. This book is filled with so many good memories, and they all tell the story of the year when they were taken.
Look, I get that the selfies she's taken with friends and family members make for great memories. They're just like any other photo, except they're selfies. However, the fact that she considers the selfies of herself as memories throws me off. I would never look at a photo of myself and think, "Oh, I remember this selfie. I was having a great makeup day. What a fantastic memory." I have no idea if this is Kardashian's exact thought process, but I don't consider a selfie of solely myself as a way to keep a memory.
It took a minute to figure out exactly what order to put them in. First we had it separated by glam selfies, selfies with friends, selfies with sisters, and sexy selfies, but then we decided that it made more sense to do it chronologically. I don't have a selfie stick; I just take photos with my iPhone.
Not only am I glad to hear that Kardashian is not the owner of a selfie stick (can you imagine?), but at least there is some sense to Kardashian's photo book, right? Even if I don't agree with her that a selfie of yourself is a great way to preserve a memory, I can relate to her when it comes to wanting to cherish moments with family and friends. What better way to do that than by putting photos together for a book? Or as we "normal" people call it: a photo album.