Today I am thankful for cellphone cameras. This is another thing we often take for granted now days, the ability to take and share photos instantly, thus being able to share pieces of our day to day lives and things of beauty with friends and family far and near.
I can show you my new bedspread, or my cats being silly, or my Papa Bear’s beautiful smile in the blink of an eye.
I can take you on trips with me to wonderful places, and join you on yours. I can document pain and sorrow, joy and celebration.
I can see the progress on my daughter’s new house, and what my son and his awesome girlfriend are doing for fun on the weekend.
I can take twenty selfies to come up with one decent one to share on my profile. 😊
In the “olden days” before the advent of cellphones and digital cameras, photography was a cumbersome and somewhat expensive process… buying film and flash bulbs, and then paying to have the photos developed, often with more disappointing results than good ones, and paying again to make copies and mail them. Not much of that really got done other than to document birthdays, holidays, family vacations, and the first day of school.
I often think about how my mom would have loved instant photos and messages, and unlimited long distance time to talk about them. Dad limited her talk time with each of us to seven minutes a week.
I enjoy sharing images of my life with you, and I thank you for sharing yours. It truly is a small world after all. 🤗