There is a wonderful challenge going on right now, my happy list. The reason I am mentioning that challenge is that frankly, the thoughts I had from yesterday stuck with me. All the pictures today are digital images take of our trip to Paris. I have shared the images before but not the thoughts that accompany them.
1. I used to travel a lot. In those travels, I take a lot of pictures. When my daughter is with me, and my wife, the three of us take 3 or 4 times as many pictures as I do alone. Vacation pictures are always interesting.
2. I do often share pictures more than once. In part because the reality of a 24 hour day is that there are many more memories crammed into the 24 hours than you can share with one, two, or even 304 blogs about the images. Each memory grows because that is what memories do!
3. I share the stories (and the pictures sometimes many more times than three) because I love the community I am a part of, I want to leave a legacy for my children about the pictures as well.
When I was little, i would often go to my grandparent’s house. My grandfather would break out his 1948 Kodak Color Projector. I still have that projector, and it still works. He would show and narrate old family movies. My father, often on a Saturday night, would do something similar. Pulling out the slide projector and showing us slides of places he had been, or places we had been with him.
The thing I miss most about those events isn’t the slides or the movies. I have both of those (multiple copies and offline copies as well). What I miss, and what I am trying to provide for the future is the commentary about the pictures. The oral history of the family that goes with the images capturing the moment,