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.
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 lovingly… 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 eternity 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 the and 5 Photos, 5 Days Challenge for which I was tagged by Genevive Angela.
July 25, 2015 8:41 pm|
Beautiful, Shilpa, just beautiful!
July 29, 2015 6:59 pm|
Thanks LuAnn 🙂
July 25, 2015 9:00 pm|
With digital cameras, we are now so over-flooded with memories that we forget to live in the present (sometimes) 😛 😆
July 29, 2015 7:01 pm|
I know what you mean, Rajesh. Incidentally, a hundred pics of the same moment are usually captured! 😀
July 26, 2015 3:15 am|
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.
July 30, 2015 12:08 am|
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!
July 26, 2015 3:54 am|
Thanks for joining us in the Cherished blogfest. Photos are so wonderful to have. Whether we are flipping through old albums or scrolling through online, it’s always fun.
July 30, 2015 12:15 am|
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 🙂
July 26, 2015 2:16 pm|
Such memories does a lot of good to our mind and can be therapeutic, Shilpa. It feels like yesterday only and albums capture an essence of our lives.
July 30, 2015 12:18 am|
Well said! They say, a photograph is like the recipe—a memory of the finished dish.
July 26, 2015 4:33 pm|
Photo albums have always been my favourite shilpa, in fact I love to capture moments for creating cherished moments of life !!
July 30, 2015 12:20 am|
Aha! We have similar interests, Genevive. I love doing the same too 🙂
July 26, 2015 7:08 pm|
photo albums are always nostagic! Old memories come alive..
July 30, 2015 12:21 am|
Very true!! And these old memories warm our hearts 🙂
July 26, 2015 10:34 pm|
How wonderful to have those photo books at your fingertips to inspire happy memories. Lovely!
July 30, 2015 12:22 am|
Oh yes, I truly cherish the moments and memories captured in these albums! 🙂
July 26, 2015 10:35 pm|
I love photos too- the prints always hold a special place in my heart, but the digital ones are so easily accessible that I am torn between the two. My cherished object is a photograph too- well, sort of 🙂
July 30, 2015 12:27 am|
I know the feeling. Print and digital images are important but I love prints more! Aww, your cherished photograph is simply beautiful. Loved it! ♥
July 26, 2015 10:38 pm|
I almost wrote about photo albums – I am addicted to photos, as you know , Shilpa. What a wonderful way to slip into cherished memories!
July 30, 2015 12:27 am|
I loved your cherished object, Vidya and the way you wrote about it! Awesome ♥
July 27, 2015 5:14 am|
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.
July 30, 2015 12:28 am|
Thank you, Elsie and thanks for dropping by too 🙂
July 27, 2015 7:54 am|
Photos are indeed precious and priceless as they speak 1,000 words, don’t they?! 🙂 <3
July 30, 2015 12:29 am|
Oh yes, they are worth a thousand words 🙂
July 27, 2015 8:56 am|
Memories make life so beautiful. Love the collection of pictures here. Beautiful.
July 30, 2015 12:29 am|
Thank you, Jyoti 🙂
July 27, 2015 10:06 am|
Shilpa, photos are tiny time machines, they trans[port us to another time and places– thanks for sharing your cherished album, and for taking part in the blogfest.
July 30, 2015 12:30 am|
Loved being a part of this fest, Damyanti and thanks for hosting it! Cheers 🙂
July 27, 2015 11:27 am|
I love photo albums too! I used to go through our old albums a lot in the past; haven’t done it since I got married, I think. But then nowadays, I keep going through the Cam folder on my phone!
July 30, 2015 12:33 am|
Time flies when you are leafing through the pages of albums! There’s something magical about going through pics, indeed 🙂
July 27, 2015 1:38 pm|
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 🙂 Lovely post Shilpa!
July 30, 2015 12:35 am|
Oh yes, photos are bestest and they say that the camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it? 😀
July 27, 2015 6:12 pm|
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!
July 30, 2015 12:36 am|
That’s such a beautiful and thoughtful gift, Susan! Something to cherish everyday! 🙂
July 29, 2015 2:23 pm|
you changed the theme!!! looks great 🙂
Photographs are really cherished memories. Unknowingly I smile while flipping through them.
July 30, 2015 12:38 am|
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!
July 30, 2015 4:18 am|
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.
July 30, 2015 1:44 pm|
The albums are such a happy phase! then came the memory cards and all snaps were relegated to the chip…but nothing’s as warm as holding a picture in your hand and getting lost in its memories!