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Memories And Why We Take Pictures -One Picture Says 1,000 Words

Updated on May 4, 2017

Taking Pictures To Hold On To Memories

Hold on to your memories with a simple click of a camera.
Hold on to your memories with a simple click of a camera. | Source

Pictures Are A Forever Treasure

When you take a picture, at that very moment, you just took a snapshot of your life. It's a picture that will be forever remembered when you look back. You can share a picture with someone, and several years down the road, you can say, "wow, I remember that." A picture is a memory of our past.

Now that I'm getting a little older and wiser, I realized on Christmas just how important taking pictures is. My mother-in-law found out shortly before Christmas, she may have Uterine Cancer. Turns out, she does have Uterine cancer that has spread and is undergoing chemotherapy. My husband got out the camera and took a bunch of pictures that day of the not just her of course, but everyone that was there that day. He pretty much targeted my son and his mother.

We took a lot of pictures of my mother and my sister. My mother is getting a little older and I don't get to see my sister very much at all. So going through the pictures of them, I really enjoy. In the future, I can show my grandchildren their great aunt and great grandma, and so on.

We targeted my son, because he is getting ready for college and it was like his last Christmas living at home. I know he will be home at Christmas, but it's not the same as every year with him being at home. He targeted his mother, because we aren't sure whether she will be around for next Christmas. God willing, she will, but you never know. As people get older, they do have problems; even young people. But when you take a picture of that moment, you can always go back and see how things were at one time in your life. One picture, is amazing and speaks for itself.

Just for that reason alone, it's important to tell your children what a picture means. It's not just saying, "smile for the camera." It's saying, "I want to remember this forever."

Pictures say a 1,000 words

Pictures say 1,000 words. I don't think I ever will forget those times of reminiscing with my son looking at pictures of grandma and grandpa when they were young. Looking at pictures of mommy and daddy were priceless to him. Sometimes, we really don't realize what capturing that moment on the camera really means until it is seen again in the future for your kids, grand kids, great grand kids, etc., to see.

Those few moments, will be etched it my mind forever. Since everyone is getting older, it seems that things mean more than they once did. It's important to show your children now the meaning of what taking a picture is.

Digital Camera

Pretty much everyone has a digital camera now since they are so user friendly. Most even have capability of taking video
Pretty much everyone has a digital camera now since they are so user friendly. Most even have capability of taking video

Digital Cameras

Now that everything is on a digital camera, you just upload them up to your computer. You scan through them quickly and then close out of your window and they are gone again. But, haven't you noticed how you look at a picture differently when you are pulling out your photo album and you sit there and really look at each picture and try to remember when, where, and what you were doing?

Sometimes I pull out my photo album and look back at all the pictures I took of our son when he was little, the family vacations, the wedding pictures, etc. Then, it inspires me to look at my pictures that my mother has of me when I was a kid, which then in turn, inspires me to want to see pictures of my great grandparents etc., whom I never got to ever meet.

One Picture Can Tell A Life Story

A picture is more than just a picture. It's life, its past and it's present. It's speaks of not only who you were, but where you have been, and what you have made of your life. There is something about a picture that explains it all. So, if you are like me, you still have pictures in a box somewhere, or have ran across recently that is still in the pouch that you picked it up in from CVS or Walgreens and you said you would get them in the album tomorrow. It is on my to do list, and yet have not done it. That Christmas Eve when I saw my son sitting next to grandpa going through the pictures, made me realize just how important it is to get those pictures where they belong.

I'd like to see your comments and how you feel about what pictures mean to you or how you save them.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Central USA

      you are welcome Capedium..Again, I am not sure what just popped in my head to write about this, but I thought it was important. Evidently, it was important enough I thought I would share.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Thank you for this hub. Pictures are so much a part of my past and now my present. I enjoy looking through them whether in hand or on the computer. Thanks

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Central USA

      thank you. For some reason, I had an urge to write on this. I was thinking of how important it was to me, and just jumped on the laptop and decided to share. Thank you

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      They are.. Brilliant Idea

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