family photographs - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Family photographs are such a window into times passed, for the better and the worse, for the bitter sweet as well as the sweet. And in that telling of the story of the past there is a wisdom one can gain if the soul is open to learning, to seeing the self as perhaps an onlooker may.
From the comfort of family photographs I am no longer in the storms of those times, yet safe on my perch. It is odd to see all those emotions yet more as if they belonged to another. I wish this self could offer wise counsel to the self who sailed in those cruel seas.
There are family photographs of my children that bring such pure joy, the memories of those old times, birthday candles and friends galore. In others are wisps of sadness, the hints of the hard times that were to come, the storms I have no navigated and won. Perhaps in a history book they would belong in some sequential order, yet this is my history and I choose them. I select the best of them and discard the others, because as I age they will be the memories I keep and be an important part of my health. Good memories are medicine, the very best kind.
The photographs of my children are the sweetness of my days, the real warmth in every season, making this house a home.