The importance of images

January 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

When I was young I used to stand and stare at the wall of pictures my grandmother had in her house. 

It was amazing to look at photographs of ancestors, many whom I had never even met, and imagine what their life was like at the time the photo was taken.      

It was amazing to see my grandparents, great grandparents, and even great, great grandparents in their youth. 

 

Many of the faces on that wall existed before my time and many of them were only known to me as the older generation of our family.It was amazing to see them in their prime; proud and handsome, beautiful and radiant; a form of them that I had never known. 

 

Somewhere along the line this made an impression on me.               

 

I realized the importance of not only passing down family history but also leaving a visual record for future generations.

 

The images we take serve many purposes.      

They serve as a daily reminder of what it means to be a family, the love we felt on our wedding day, and the joy we felt when children entered our lives. 

Eventually they will become part of our legacy.

 

Many things in life are fleeting but a photograph is a record; a reminder of a time, a place, a feeling.

 


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