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Blog Rewind - An Old Polaroid...

Original post date: October 4, 2006.

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed:

our love to others, and others' love to us. ~ Thomas Trahern

I was rummaging through some boxes of old photographs that I borrowed from my mom today.  I was certain that there was this one old polaroid photo of me as a child dressed in a yellow coat and hat, holding a purse.  It is one of my favorites and since I don't have a lot of photos of me as a child, it is a treasure.  I was so excited when I found it, but disheartened to find that the image had cracked and was peeling. Makes for great art, but certainly won't make it for the long haul! 

This picture was taken when we lived in Connecticut. I have to laugh because I am standing in front of one of those old record players that came in a unit the size of a deep freeze!  My parents owned it for years! 

I spent some time lingering in the past as I browsed through the boxes of old photos.  I laughed, smiled, remembered good and bad times as well as teared-up a little, especially when I saw pictures of my pop.  The anniversary of his untimely death is next month and it is always a sad time for me.  I did find a photo of him actually smiling and I stared at it a long time. Which brings me to this...I always heard it said that after someone dies we think about all the things we wish we had said. I believe this to be true.  Life is short.  Hug those you love, send a card or e-mail just to say hello and don't be afraid to share your feelings with those around you in a spirit of love and edification!

Have a  blessed day!


Reader Comments (5)

so very true. beautiful post. december's a tough month for me, too. seems we have more in common every day!

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Robin Marie I am sure you could scan your photo in photoshop and clean it up quite a bit. The problem with Polaroids is that they have to be kept somewhere with the same moderate temperature all the time. A little heat they crack, a little cold and they fade. Not the best for something you want longterm.
I too lost my Father in December. It will only be a year this December, but it feels like a lifetime. I am so fortunate that I was able to spend so much time with him before he passed away. However, not a day goes by that I do not want to pick up the phone and talk to him.
Your right - life is short. Love the ones you care about.

November 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterelizabeth golden

Wonderful reading. Yes, we take life for granted and forget how precious our loved ones are. My heart and thoughts are the same; we must express our feelings for those we care for as often as possible. Every day is precious and life is priceless. L&L. Glo.x

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGloria

I forgot to tell you how cute you are in the photo. Yellow was certainly one of your colours already. Very enchanted little girl.xx

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGloria

roben-marie, with truth and beauty. i'm glad you looked through those photos and found or rediscovered the treasures. :)

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterteddi

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