Clearing out the garage at the weekend, I came across a box which has been unopened for the last two house moves. With no label to give a clue to what was inside, the contents turned out to be an unexpected treasure – photographs.
A photo can touch you emotionally in the way that nothing else can. It can make you smile, taking you back to a happy memory. It can make you realise that children grow up too fast, or that you used to fit in that dress (and make you vow to again)!
Despite cobwebs and the odd friendly spider, I found myself engrossed in past events, smiling and reminiscing about loved ones, some no longer with us. My daughter was equally enchanted and I tried not to be too offended when she ended up in hysterical laughter at some old childhood photos of me!
That box is now inside and I am in the process of sorting out an arrangement of photographs to go on display as a daily reminder of happy times!