My #Cherished Object

We make memories, every waking moment of every single day….the memories that warm our hearts and even those that make us sad. Most of these memories do not register deep and vanish before the end of the day. Some last for a few days and some fade away with passage of time. Some memories may return with certain triggers and some may never re-surface again.

Through the written word, memories can be freed from the head. I have stored them on and off in different diaries, notepads, gratitude journal and more recently this blog. But my favourite way of preserving our memories are photographs. The photographs capture a moment that has gone forever and will not come again, ever!

Every now and then, I open this drawer and look at the stack of Photo Albums.

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I pick up a few and flip through the album pages and let the memories dance live in front of me. I smile indulgently, I wonder at the changes, I look at something a bit lovinglyโ€ฆ and mostly I am transported back through time and space to many old memories. In quiet moments, remembering and reflecting on these frozen moments, with loved ones or alone, is one happy and rejuvenating experience.

I cherish reliving these short flashes of life captured for eternityย  and stored in these albums take me through different phases and various occasions of our life, with family and friends. Of course, most of the memories may not be captured in these photographs but these photographs act as trigger or a catalyst to rekindle some other memories too.

These photo albums which have memories from different phases of our life is my #Cherished Object.

This post is written for The Cherished BlogFest, hosted by Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas, Paul Ruddock, Peter Nena, Sharukh Bamboat.

Also linking to the Day 2 of theย and 5 Photos, 5 Days Challenge for which I was tagged by Genevive Angela.

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38 thoughts on “My #Cherished Object

  1. I see you and I were on the same wavelength for the most cherished objects, Shilpa. Love your take on it and totally agree. Photographs are wonderful for capturing those moments before they’re forgotten and gone. I believe in my books. Glad to see you do, too. I’ve met some people who could care less about photo books but I think they are so special and lasting.

    • Loved your poem too, Cat and glad we are on the same page on this one! Agree with you completely, photo albums last a lifetime and can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime unlike photos in digital media which stays usually with the owner and may get deleted / damaged / corrupted too!

    • It’s my pleasure to part of this fab fest. Thank you Dan for dropping by! Oh yes, revisiting and re-living the captured moments in photographs is simply wonderful, always ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I know the feeling. Print and digital images are important but I love prints more! Aww, your cherished photograph is simply beautiful. Loved it! โ™ฅ

  2. What a perfect cherished item! Photos are great ways to remember those special moments (or serve as triggers) – And kudos for organizing albums to keep up with those memories. Very special and cherished items indeed.

  3. Photos are the best form of reliving the days gone by. I also love looking at old pictures and thinking about everything associated with these pictures. May be that’s why my blog has always got a picture and most of the times, it’s clicked by me ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely post Shilpa!
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  4. Just beautiful Shilpa thank you and for sharing your memories! I’ve given a friend of mine on two occasions bucketsful of photos and she cut (very professionally) and stuck them onto large collages – framed, with writing on the edges, quotes that I chose, so that we see them everyday and this is always a joy!
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    • Theme change was out of necessity… some glitch appeared in the earlier theme! I love my earlier theme, hope it gets sorted soon!
      Oh yes, there’s ALWAYS a smile when you are flipping through the albums!

  5. Shilpa, thanks for sharing your cherished memories. Hearing your memories and view point and those of the other participants I am finding common view points and themes and new perspectives. Thank you for participating.

    John

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