I Don’t Remember Each Moment.
However, I Recall Lots of Memories
November 2023 Gratitude Post
Looking at old photos can be interesting. They can capture many sorts of things.
Yes, moments matter. So do many kinds of memories. Sometimes they seem to combine and connect as well as intersect in many sorts of interesting ways. And because our recollections can be fuzzy, they can collide with reality at times. Things can be left unexplained or unexplored. Visiting photographs as well as other memorabilia from our personal archives can prompt pondering
I am grateful that a few years ago, my mother "gifted" each of us photos and other childhood mementoes long stored in the family home. There is a photograph of me appearing to gnaw on a football as well as more than a few attempts at great feats in early day movement around and about. Yes, each child may not have the same volume of Kodak-like moments, but memories are collected differently. Well, as the eldest, that's my version of the story.
This look back in history is another reminder that young parents saw abundant picture-taking opportunities of their first-born.
Sure, I assumed another decluttering project was underway as my mom likes to keep things in order. And that includes "stuff" of all sorts. Well, mostly. Resourceful kids know how to explore and discover.
It is also a reminder that clutter is not our friend but it can be a companion. Keep that in mind.
Life is all memory,
except for the one present moment
that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it.
Attributed to Tennessee Williams
And for now, I am still pondering. Wondering and wandering too. Questioning continues. Gratitude as well.
I apologize for not sharing photos. My scanning ability is akin to my knowledge of technology. The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.