Have you ever found a photograph that provokes a flood of memories when you look at it? As a memory keeper, I have several photos like this but I have not documented them because I only have 1 photograph for each memory. Most of these photos are “pre-digital”… We didn’t have the luxury to photograph fifty photographs of one occasion to choose our best of them later. We had a 24 roll of film and what you took is what you got.
Maybe it was also because of the specific event didn’t allow for photographs. For example, this photograph is of my twin sister and I either the day before or after my grandfather’s funeral. I don’t have many memories left of that time because it was such a difficult loss for our family – I think I blocked a lot of them out due to grief. Years later, I can look at the photo and pull out a specific memory that was significant to that time. It was this that I wrote about.
Storyline is perfect for these “hard to document” stories. I can create a 1 page layout sharing a simple memory I don’t want to forget, or create several pages if I have multiple photos. There are no rules.
I just wanted to make sure this photo wasn’t a memory lost just because it was the only one of its kind. Make sure to tell your story, big or small. It matters.