My wife is a prolific journal-writer - she keeps an amazing written record of her (our) life and things that have happened. I'm so very grateful for that and know that it will be a great blessing to us and our descendants in the future. As for me, while I enjoy writing, it is challenging, to say the least, for me to keep a written journal. However, I do take photos. A lot of photos. So, I've decided that my wife can continue with our written history while I'll focus on our photographic history.
The key - and value - of either history is reflection and review. Neither does us much good we it stays locked away, either on a shelf or a hard drive.
This was brought home to me as I was going through recent back-to-school photos I took of our daughters. As I was going through, one image of our youngest daughter struck me. I looked at her expression and thought, "That's Gramp!", my great-grandfather. I began looking through the few images I have of him, remembering stories, relating some of them to my daughters, as I could tell about the different pictures we were looking at.
Again, the point of photography for me is to build and capture connections, whether with a landscape, an individual portrait, or, in this case, to reach across generations.
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