I WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE THIS SECTION TO THE PERSON WHO INSPIRED THE THOUGHT OF IT. SOMEONE WHO IS GENTLE AND SWEET, ENCHANTING ME WITH HIS HUMOR, THANK YOU LOVE.
ALL OF THE PICTURES YOU SEE IN THIS SECTION ARE ONES THAT I HAVE TAKEN THROUGH THE YEARS. IN LOOKING BACK, THESE HAVE INSPIRED CERTAIN MEMORIES THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE. AND EVENTUALLY I WILL WRITE SOMETHING FOR EACH ONE YOU SEE.
THE WORLD THROUGH MY EYES
As I sit looking through old photos, I realize that these scenes depict the world through my eyes, flashes of my life, a moment in time captured on one small paper. Studying each one, I carefully recall the image, the emotions, and all the memories of what had been, once upon a time. Odd how we take so many pictures in our lives, the bulk of which remain stored away, not important enough to display, and still too precious to discard. They bring back certain feelings, the essence of an era, the comfort of faces long gone from us now. They show us what used to be, and what has become dear to us for a photo engages the mind to remember, to relive, and to feel anew, that which will never be experienced again. Photos not only take us to a place in time, but they are also a diary of sorts, one tends to not only remember that which is pictured, but also of the events leading up to it, and those which followed.
A picture can capture the eyes of a child full of wonder and surprise. And as we grow into young adults, pictures show us a world that looks so tempting and promising. In early adult years, we are pictured in the midst of comradery and newfound independence, a time of new beginnings and of building on those experiences that shape our future. In the prime of our years, we often look back and reflect, this is the time when too often, we think of what would have been, if only we had known. And the pictures let us rediscover what was good about our inexperience with life, in love, and fate. Now standing in the midst of our destiny, we wonder what will be, almost as if we are young once again.
As I look again at the world through my eyes, I realize how much my thoughts have changed over the years, how the world has changed from the way I had seen