Back in my younger years I loved to listen to Neil Diamond. One of his musical refrains was "I'll be what I am. A solitary man." Not sure why but I am thinking this morning about the memories that belong to me alone. They are the ones that I share with people that I no longer have a relationship with.. my scary first prom dance.. my first kiss walking close to the Jersey Shore.. the loneliness I faced in high school.. the joys of bringing babies into our home.. and all of the memories I shared with loved ones who have passed away.
I think that the idea that we are making memories each day inspires me a bit. It causes me to want to talk about those memories with friends and loved ones while I still can. In a sense life is all about making and sharing memories. Photographs themselves are wrapped up in the idea that we want to remember the cherished times in our lives - it is why photos with people in them are more cherished than landscapes and skylines pics. Think about it. What is your favorite photo? Here is mine! I took it a few years ago in New Orleans. I loved how silly we were both back then.
I will spend a bit of time reminiscing with the beautiful gal in that photo today! Today is a good day to remember because not all memories are solitary ones.