We take photographs to understand what our lives mean to us — Ralph Hattersley

allo dear friends how are you this october sunday night? i’m home relaxing after what’s been a hectic week. between hurricane irma doing a number on my apartment and getting back to work it’s been non stop. and now that i’m back from my trip and have thousands of photos to edit. it got me thinking about how technology has a tendency to improve our lives but at the same time it’s sort of inhibiting. i mean, like it or not, there’s a lot of editing to do and with pics on my phone, on laptop,  external hard drive,  flash drives and camera cards and it begs the question, what have i been saving these for and what will become of them, these moments, treasured memories and ethereal friends?  i’m going to leave that hanging for tonight cause it’s getting late and i want some down time, but have one more query…how are you dealing with your media and are you on overload?

“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”
― Walt Disney

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October 2, 2017. Life, Living.

7 Comments

  1. francetaste replied:

    One nice thing about the Internet is the ability to share photos with other people who also are interested in them. When I lived in Africa in the ’80s, I took photos with film, very carefully chosen, too, because film was expensive. Nobody has ever looked at them, not even my parents.

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  2. Shelly Gregory replied:

    “Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”
    ― Walt Disney

    This sums it up.

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  3. Judi replied:

    I’ve also been wondering what to do with all my thousand stars of photographs. Such great memories, but, they’re mine and I doubt my daughter would really want them after I’m gone. I’ve spent hours taking them, looking st them, editing them. They are an important part of me, but still, in the attempt to do some simplifying, I’m very much in a stuck place with these photos. What to do, what to do. I’m hoping a reader will have a good idea.

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    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      Hi Judi, I have a feeling your daughter would love them. I know I’d be really interested in how my mom sees the world through photos.

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  4. Doreen Creede replied:

    Great quotes!

    Pre-iPhone, pre-scrapbooking craze I would take a couple days each year to create an album from that year. Post iPhone I’ve barely printed out a pic but instead keep them all on my mobile. Yup, thousands of pics. And I probably do look at them more there! But down the line will I regret not having those edited, fading memories all in a book?

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