Monday, August 22, 2011

What is a Picture worth

As one ages, you begin to realize time flies on wings of lightning.  The once endless summers as a child become the cherished months spent escaping from the rigors of college.  After college, life begins  to settle in with the normal adult responsibilities of a job, family, travel, and a variety of activities that fill the days, months and years.  If we do not capture these fleeting moments, they pass far from our view and can never be recaptured.  Or can they?

Some say "A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words."  I think pictures can speak volumes and not just "A Thousand Words."  One professional photographer from Argentina has been taking pictures of each member of his family from 1976 to the present.  The picture is taken the same whether it is a good or bad day and it is always the same pose. Looking at these just reminds us of the importance of documenting our family not only with names, dates, and places,  but also the importance of photographs and stories.  One of the most precious gifts we can give our family are pictures. Pictures record a snap shot of ones life and help others to know what we were like and remind us of times in the past. Pictures are part of history and can be very artistic.  If you would like to see the full picture of the Diego Family through the years, click Diego Goldberg :: The Arrow of Time.  One word of caution, please remember to label your pictures with an acid free pencil or scan and label the people in the photographs so you don't forget who was in the photos.

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