I’m nothing if not a planner. Of adventures/away-days/evening get-togethers/short breaks/longer holidays – anything, in fact, to break the monotony and tedium of the usual pattern of work and sleep which I seem shackled into. And right now the schedule is fairly packed for the next twelve/eighteen months.
Many highlights will be expected over the course of these events, family and friends will be involved and lots of photographs will be taken (because I find it very difficult to take one photo when I could take thirty!)
But have you noticed how, now that we all have very dinky but powerful digital cameras, no-one gets to see the pics?? When all we had were bulky, barely transportable, seven lens’ SLR’s, lightweight compacts, box brownie’s or even disposable underwater cameras, we always printed out the rolls of films which we had painstakingly taken and carried home with us. Now I eventually manage to load them onto the laptop and over the course of weeks or months do some editing. But they seldom get beyond that unless, by some stroke of luck, I manage to attach a couple to an email.
Which is all a bit of a shame really. It was my folks 60th wedding anniversary very recently and we were able to find loads of photos of them throughout those years to complete a wonderful album of their – and our family’s – lifestory.
Sometimes sense of connection and history is not best served by technological wizardry (especially in the hands of neo-luddites!)