I was at my in-laws the other evening and there were old photo albums laying about. Of course I love to look through pictures and so what could I do but pick them up. I couldn't help but smile as I flipped through old pictures of my husband as a little boy and his family and friends who I have come to know and love. Having not know my husband and his family for more than a couple years, it was fun to be able to step back in time and see a glimpse of who they used to be.
I have always had this infatuation with old photos. I would look through old black and whites and imagine that person. Because they didn't just exist in that second in time, but they lived. What were they thinking, what did they do with their lives and who did they love?
So often, we take life for granted, because it is so fleeting. It goes by fast and we don't take the time to truly appreciate the beauty of it. Photographs help us to remember. Your baby won't stay tiny for ever, your hair will turn gray, loved ones won't always be there.
So today let the photographs, those snapshots in time, remind you of the beautiful and fleeting moments of life. Don't take them for granted. Live the moment and cherish time.
“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”~Karl Lagerfeld