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What do you treasure?

I treasure close up photographs of the people I love.  It is the beginning of satisfying my desire to know them deeply.  I was able to spend this past weekend with Andrea’s brother Bill, his wife Beth and their amazing son, Brendan.  Last night I was able to look at the photographs of our time together and smile as I see the joy in each of their faces.  When we take a picture of someone, we are saying, “I see you.  I behold you.”  We are saying, “This moment matters.  You in the moment, matter.  Can I preserve this?”  Photographs make time stand still and heighten our awareness.  They help us love the moment-and each other.

Today in your writing think about the things you treasure.  Tell those you love that you love them…appreciate the moments of time shared with loved ones…

1 Comment to “What do you treasure?”

  1. Hi Tammy, beautiful sentiments about pictures. I’d never thought of it that way. But, my home is filled with pictures of my kids and grandkids; someone told me it’s like a shrine. But to me it brings a smile to my face and love to my heart as I pass by them during the day.

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