In the course of checking in on family and friends during this season, days gone by are serendipitously emerging and creating moments in time that are forgotten pieces of the puzzle of my life.
In answer to my question about what are you doing while staying at home, my cousin in Iowa said she was going through all the family pictures. She sent me this one of both of us and we agreed that we could not remember how old we were or what year it was. Most likely on our grandparents’ farm and most obviously a grand adventure for two young girls. How a little snapshot can help you recognize a time and a part of yourself you barely remember.
I finally caught up with my North Carolina cousin yesterday, from the other side of my family. After an update on recent events and their stay at home life, she told me she too was going through famlly pictures. She had found numerous shots of me and was packaging them up to put in the mail. Hmmm, two cousins creating memories for me!
The threads of our lives are often woven by pictures or perhaps the pictures become the way we remember. I haven’t quite figured out the message I’m being sent but I do know that photography and visioning and visual storytelling are pathways to creativity for me.
If the past can so come alive, so can the future. Let’s envision together much brighter days to come!