Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Catching the soul
Here we are on a glorious summer day. Hubby is busy with something. Jasmine, our grandchild, and I are smiling at the camera in her friend's hand.
I want to remember this time we had with her, the world in front of her, though looking at the two of us, Hubby and I need to keep working on our weight!
I want to remember how happy Jasmine was that day on this patio. I see her eyes have the same glint as her dad's, my son. Her sweet smile has the same soft tone as her mom's.
Photographs do catch our inner strengths and personalities. They do project all the things we are. We look at them and all we see are the things we don't like about ourselves. We begin to critique how our hair looked, how are clothes didn't fit right, how busy we were to look up or participate.
One can write a life's arc with one photograph.
I have a link with my past and with my future in this photo. Jasmine will remember these days of her youth and entire sensations will return to fill any gap in her memory.
How marvelous to have these tools at our disposal.
I remember that after this picture was taken, we made pizza, and I began a food blog to pass down a few recipes and a few guidelines. Pictures, stories, instructions: humans are aware of their finite destinies and keep inventing tools to help them remember.