The Treasure of my life – Photographs for Memories

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My grandfather passed away when my father was merely a year old. We never got a chance to see him or get to know him, but still I know what he looked like. I have a distant cousin whom I have never met, but we speak to each other & are in touch with each other. Despite the fact that we have never met, I still know what he looks like, what leisure time activities he enjoys, how crazy he goes at vacations. How? Well, that’s the magic of photographs.

 

Photographs are a very important part of everyone’s life in general, but for me they hold a very special place. To me they hold a special importance. I have a whole shelf full of albums, pictures & prints of photographs right from my childhood till today. Ever since I was a young child, a school girl, I loved to click, print & preserve the pictures & memories.

 

 

Photographs are best way to look back in time & be transported into the moment that you had once lived. They evoke nostalgia like no other thing. And it’s one of the best way to freeze a happy, exciting, memorable and sometimes even sad moments forever. I don’t remember how many times I must have seen the pictures in my wedding album to feel like that young bride once again. I almost everyday go back in date in the digital albums & see pictures of my daughters when they were small babies to feel that warmth once again. Whenever I miss my mom, I look at albums from my childhood & relive those memories once again.

 

And every time I have a rush of emotions – sometimes they bring a smile on my face while a few other times I have tears in my eyes. We all sometimes in life wish to go back in relive “That” moment again in life. Our best shot at it is photographs. Plus it’s easier these days. With cloud backups to mobile & web applications such as Instagram, Facebook etc, it has become so easy to share & save pictures for ages without having to worry about the pictures getting spoiled. Well, I personally love & prefer printed pictures over digital ones, but in an age where we click millions of pictures of every big small thing we see, printing all is not a great option anyways.

 

So pictures & the memories they create are my treasure. What about you? What is your treasure? What is it that you love & preserve and sometimes ever hoard more than anything else?

 

Apart from Photographs, one more way of preserving & looking back at memories is by writing them down in a Journal. Read my review on MATRIKAS Creative Women Journal. (Click for direct link)

 

P.S. – This blog is written as a part of The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 organised by The Write Tribe.

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16 Responses

  1. You are right, photos are evergreen treasure to register our happy and sad life. I too enjoy looking into albums when I feel low. It brings back many lovely moments. Looking forward to read the other posts in #WTFOW series.

  2. Such a lovely treasure you have…A glimpse at the the past not just bring back memories but also smile 🙂

  3. I also prefer the prints over digital ones. But these days where photos are clicked with the blink of an eye, its is wise to take out hard copies of every moment. So I am also living by the cloud storage.

  4. Pictures indeed freeze the moments. They add to the most beautiful memories which we can revisit anytime. Lovely post 👍

  5. Photographs help us remember the good times we spent. Indeed a cherished treasure.

  6. So true. I love surrounding myself with photos of the people I love and the memories I want to cherish. It’s the most priceless treasure for sure

  7. Photographs are indeed the best way to preserve memories. I never leave a chance to frame the best ones clicked on a DSLR/Phone.

  8. Photographs are one of the greatest inventions. Nothing better than freezing that one moment which we want to relive.

  9. momtasticworld

    I agree, photographs indeed are best way to preserve our precious moments. In the digital era where everything os online these photo albums do come as a breeze of fresh air.

  10. Photographs are the best way to preserve the memories. And you can relive those whenever you wish to

  11. Photographs make moments into memories. Indeed a treasure.

  12. All these photographs are such a wonderful memory.

  13. Yes photos make you live the moment again and takes you back in time. I have very few photos of mine and not very keen on storing too. But these days when I look at old albums I do feel I could have done better

  14. […] You can read my past entries for Festival of words here – The Treasure of my life – Photographs for Memories […]

  15. Indeed photographs are a great way of capturing moments and memories. even i love to click as many as I can always to gather more memories in the form of pictures.

  16. Photos are indeed the best way oof preserving memories. the hard copies are better than the digital ones as you hve the fear of your device crashing.

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