© irene waters 2014
© irene waters 2014
I didn’t post yesterday as not only was I busy (although I could have used that bit of jigsaw time to do a post) I was stumped by what could I photograph or pull from my archives to show treasure. I decided to have the day off.
Naturally I knew immediately what I treasure most. I treasure my husband, my family (which includes my dog) and friends and I definitely treasure memories. I would like to say I treasure every moment but realistically that is not true but I do treasure many moments and the emotions that go with those moments. On the whole I treasure life.
I don’t tend to treasure things. I have objects which are memory prompts and it is the memories I treasure rather than the item. Considering the amount of clutter I have I wonder if this is actually true or whether it is my brain telling me that is how I would like it to be.
My husband and I had a discussion yesterday morning about the unreality of the thoughts of people we know such as my mother at 85 on a walker and struggling to walk any distance at all saying “I’m not disabled” “I’m not old.” We tried to find what facet of our lives we were fooling ourselves about. Perhaps this is mine.
Back to the subject – It is an easy challenge to show with photographs in this case. I could put my entire archive in a slide show however after the first couple of thousand you would be feeling how I used to when being forced to watch my grandfather’s slide show of their European trip. I was filled with dread at just the prospect so I won’t do that. Instead I have symbolically photographed the treasure chest, first found, then opened as this challenge did for me. Initially closed but when opened all those treasures of memories and love and scenes came spilling out.
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