With Flickr’s latest app update, I took some time to revisit photographs I had taken as my children have grown up. Fortunately, I still have some time before they’re out on their own. But because they live with their mother a couple of hours away, and I don’t get to spend nearly as much time with them as I would like to, I find that old pictures bring me a great deal of joy.
Like this one of my son when we visited the South Carolina Railroad Museum. He’s always loved trains. His reaction in this picture came when an engine coupled with the passenger car we were in. The sudden jolt brought him great joy.
You can’t live in the past, but you can visit from time to time.