The Importance of Photographs in Every Day Life
On Monday, June 9, 2014 a woman very close to my heart passed away. She wasn't actually my aunt but she might as well have been. Pauline was my late uncles girlfriend and I have known her for the greater part of my life. I remember the first time uncle Freddy brought her to Sunday night family dinner, I wasn't sure who she was or why she was there ( I was probably about 8 years old at the time) but I liked her instantly.
Yesterday, I went searching through my vast collection of family photos to see if I had a really nice one of her I could post but unfortunately I didn't find anything. I found a handful of photos with her sitting in the corner, never the focal point but none where she was the focus. I'm sure somewhere deep down in the depths of my external hard drives there must be a good photo or two of Pauline but I can't think of a single one.
This brings me to the point of this story - photos are important to recall memories of our loved ones, past and present. So every time you get together with your families and friends, make sure you take photos so you can immortalize those moments.
The photo above is the best one I could find of Pauline - I was teaching my nephew (who was one at the time) to be a photographer. He captured her better than even I had. (Pauline is third from the left)