I’ve always loved photographs.
We used to keep them in large albums with thick, heavy, covers which were difficult to open.
They were often filed away in a cupboard and brought out by chance when we noticed them whilst looking for something else.
Nowadays we have, perhaps, courtesy of digital cameras and phones, too many photos.
Too many to review, often now resident on our laptop computers or personal phones.
Never to be seen again or shared once taken.
My wife, bless her, decided some years back to scan all of our old photos from those albums into digital form for posterity.
It was a massive project.
We recently decided to build, over the weekend, a 30 minute slide show of a selection of these photos (plus some latest phone ones) so we could share with family and friends as Xmas approaches.
We had to decide on selecting 150 photos covering our life.
It was a tough call.
Little did we know how we would react to being transported back to memories, people, events and places that just became suddenly vivid and real again.
30 minutes plus chat time of course.
It became 3 times that estimate when we did a trial run.
A flashback of our lives.
A journey now stored in the digital cloud.
For us and others to review and reflect.
I’m still shaking.
It ought to be on prescription…