I recently stumbled upon a website with some amazing photos. This is not uncommon. I stumble upon lots of websites. The thing is, I hadn’t looked at the photos displayed on this site in a long time. No, it does not have pictures of Justin Bieber. No, it does not have hockey action shots.
It’s a Minnesota site. Connected to a place that I love.
And there’s a lot of photos. Great pictures with smiling faces of people I remember.
And then there’s this one photo. And I’m in it.
That is not what makes it so great.
What makes it great is that I’m talking (surprise, surprise) to someone. A special individual. Someone worthy of remembering.
And I’m in my element. I can tell because of my smile. I didn’t know the photo was being taken – I didn’t know the photo existed until a few minutes ago. I’m not looking at the camera. I’m looking at the person talking to me; the person I am listening and responding to.
And the smile on my face – it says more than words ever could.
I have lots of photos where I’m smiling. But this photo.
It is a reminder. A reminder of who I am. A reminder of what I love. A reminder of what is important.
A reminder I desperately needed.
I ask. You answer.
What is your Photo ID?
Why do we allow ourselves to forget?
A picture is worth a thousand words…Do you believe that?