One of the things that I love best about my house is the history. In the century since it was built, it’s seen a few generations of my family. It’s pictures like this that remind me just how much of a treasure that is.
That’s my grandfather sitting right outside of this very house! I look through the old photos and say, “That’s our dining room!” or “That’s right outside the kitchen window!” It’s neat to have that little extra connection with my family. I’m so glad that I have some of these old photos of them. It gives me a little peek into the lives of the loved ones that I’ve lost, and those I never had the chance to meet. Photography is more than just art, though it is that, it’s also a way to preserve the past. It allows us to capture pieces of our lives, so that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will have a way to remember the family history and keep at least a little bit of it alive.
The blog post my IT staff has on the Aaron Priest Photography blog today is not only a fantastic photograph, it also shows just how quickly things can change. And why it’s important to take photos now.
So, as much as I dislike having my photo taken (and I know I’m not the only one out there who feels that way), I’m going to make it a point not to step out of the frame quite so quickly. Someday, someone may want to know a bit more of your story. The photos that we pass on to future generations are part of that story, and a precious treasure.