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Suit Yourself™ International Magazine #63: Guide To Love 15 Never Forget; Get Your Picture Taken Together

  

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Suit Yourself™ International Magazine #63

GUIDE TO LOVE Continues.....

Section 15:

  Never Forget; Get Your Picture Taken Together

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15 Never Forget; Get Your Picture Taken Together 

 

What's happening in these photos?

 

 

          

 

Don't know? Neither do I. There is no writing on the photo to tell me. And while I can guess dates from the clothing, there's nothing to indicate anything else.

Sigh.

It's one thing to wish you had a photo to remember some precious event, pet, or relationship, but it's another thing entirely to have the photo, but no annotations on it to help you remember what memory it represents.

 

All those people you're sure you'll never forget?

 

Hey, Grandma, who's that swimming nude in the pool with you?

 

Grandpa, was that really your pony?

 

Is that Uncle Jimmie's first, second, or third wife?  

 

Where was this taken, Honey? I don't remember this!

 

 

And so it goes. Time flies, whether you're having fun or not, and memories grow hazy with time.

 

Photographs are memories that become meaningless curiosities without writing on them to indicate who, what, when, where, why, and how. 

 

I have a box of very old family photos, all black and white, none have annotations of any sort, not even faded ones. I've no clue who they are.

 

I can guess dates from the clothing, but the locations are nondescript and I've no way of knowing if they're relatives of my mother or father. Don't do this to your kin.

 

Cameras are ubiquitous today and anyone can take bad photos anywhere. So take photos!

 

Save your memories from extinction!

 

Don't worry if they're not works of art!

 

Don't worry how you look! Your idea of yourself never resembles your image in photos.

 

Just take pictures as straight and in focus as you can. This is no longer Rocket Science.

 

Don't store important photos digitally. Print out a hard copy of each photo and store the hard copies carefully.

 

Digital photos change formats every few years and you want your memories, and their lessons, to outlast this nonsense.

 

Once you have a hard copy of the photo in hand, write as much information as you can on the back,

 

including the full names of everyone in the photo, the location, and the date, with the day, month, and year.

 

Even if you're certain you'll never forget any of this, write it all on the back of the photo.

 

Photos do more than help us remember; they can also give us courage to face life, by recalling how we've handled the past.  Every one of us has some time in life when we need help, and we can support this time by recalling our own past courage and resilience.

 

We can reassure ourselves with photos from our past, and show ourselves we land on our feet, because after all, we already have. 

 

Likewise, if you've lost a friend and can't bare to look at their photos, don't throw out the photos! Store them gently and safely, and keep them carefully and kindly.

 

You'll want them, and you'll need them, later.

 

It may take you awhile to understand this, however it will prove true, nonetheless.

 

When you've been through separations,

 

deaths, or divorce,

 

a photo of the two of you together helps recall what attracted you in the first place, what brought you together, if only to avoid a similar situation later.

 

 Old photos aren't meant to embarrass you; they can help you recognize how far you've come and how much you've grown.

 

 

There's an odd corollary to this: some people hide from photos.

 

If you're involved with anyone who resists having their picture taken with you, anyone who always seems to have excuses for excluding you, who hides what they're doing, dump them, immediately, if not sooner.

They're hiding you and hiding the relationship, and they're also hiding all sorts of other important things about themselves.  These controlling people rewrite their own pasts to justify their current actions. This is not relationship; it's a very bad situation and you should leave.

 

Memories aren't just dust grains. Treat your memories, and yourself, with care and respect.

 

Photographs record what you value, what you've seen of life.

 

Your life, and your lessons, are precious,

 

and what you're learning is important to pass on to others.

 

Shared experience is the only genuine guide to an unknown future.

 

It's no coincidence that anonymous antique photos are collected and valued highly.

 

Those who come after you will need your memories, and your lessons,

 

even more than you do. 


 

Thanks for reading.
 
Best Wishes,
Debra Spencer

 


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Suit Yourself™ International's GUIDE TO LOVE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction 

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-49.html

The Awakening

 https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-50.html

Understand Your Needs

 https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-50.html

Find A Common Interest  

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-51.html

Announce Your Intentions  

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-52.html

The Hunt Or The Chase

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-53.html

Make An Impression

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-54.html

Offer Your Services

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-55.html

Come When Called

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-56.html

Mind Your Manners

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-57.html

Make A Move

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-58.html

The Attachment

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-59.html

Lay Down Ground Rules

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-60.html

The Lost Cause Impossible Situation

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-61.html

You're Never Too Young Or Too Old

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-62.html

Never Forget; Get Your Picture Taken Together

https://suityourself.international/appanage/magazine-63.html

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