In 1839 Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre presented the daquerreotype at the French Academy of Sciences, considered the first photographic procedure to obtain images. Due to their ability to capture detailed, fixed and unrepeatable images, they began to call daguerreotypes "mirrors with memory". A mirror that captured reality on a copper plate.
Now we know that those static and detailed images, as well as all those that would follow, could not capture a reality that escapes the camera, our eyes and often our own understanding. Even so, photography is a reflection, more or less deformed, more or less subjective, of the world we perceive. And as such a reflection, it freezes the present and transforms it into the past so that we can return to it as the camera captured it.
And since photographs preserve a part of our visual memory, would it be possible that water kept part of the planet's memories? That by reflecting on its surface what happens on it, it is a kind of memory of the world?
It would be fascinating, right?