Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photography comes to heal the pain caused by distance, time and death

Disclosure: This is a guest post submitted by Kira B.

This beautiful picture that now hangs on that white wall in the living room was taken by an old New York photographer. Two sisters having the best time of their lives are in the picture, with the Statue of Liberty in the background. That photograph portrays not only siblings traveling. There is a lot more. It was the last time these two sisters traveled together. One of them was about to stay in the huge city, the other one was about to leave for her hometown. Now, that photograph is not only a piece of hard paper. It is an incredible memory that has the power to transform the pain into warm.

Looking at a picture, where you are so happy being next to your loved ones, feels like drinking a hot tea that you simply adore. Especially when you’re alone and you look at that photograph just like when you’re cold, all you need is some hot black tea with lime. You look at it and you start thinking about how lucky you are to have these people in your life. Many times people who are far away from their families and friends, find relief in pictures, videos that bring them all the beautiful memories.

The photograph of you and someone who you care about but is far away, sometimes, is everything you need. We all know how hard is to be alone and to feel down. All you get to have is memories, you start breathing with them. That’s how photography helps us, giving us the chance to relive specific moments again, when we need it the most.

Photography comes to heal the pain caused by distance, time and death. Even in movies you can see super heroes traveling to different planets and taking pictures of their loves with them. It is important for those movie heroes, it is important for us to hold on to precious photographs.

There is a special emotion deep inside every photograph that includes families, relatives, friends, people who just care about each other. They have no idea that the way they hold their hands, the way they smile and look at each other, screams with emotions. You can see kindness, love, sadness and so many other feelings in one photograph that brings a separated family together.

When one sister flies over the ocean, the other one starts opening photo albums, computer fields and media libraries on the phone. That’s how she gets to not only remember the best moments of them being together, but also to review them.

10 comments:

Janet W. said...

Photographs are so dear to my heart. I have a lot of my mother and father that I cherish since they are no longer with me.

debarshi das said...

those are nice pictures.

renata said...

Love your insights on photography and the picture shots are beautiful!

christopher sorel said...

so many pictures taken now compared to just 5 years ago. Quality pictures are harder to come by

jill24295 said...

In another lifetime, I wrote for a collectibles magazine and was a published photo journalist with them. There is so much that a picture can tell when mindfully taken. It alone can tell the whole story!
jillcollins68@yahoo.com

Brittney Minor said...

My husband is the photographer in our family. Sometimes I resent that he always has a camera in his hand but I LOVE our photos! :)

Nancy said...

Photographs of family and friends are a treasure. They take us back right into a special moment in time.

Nancy
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jill24295 said...

My husband and I made sure as soon as we could, we put all of our digital photos on CD and stored them in our safe deposit box. We've always worried that if something happened to the computers or the house that we'd lose those forever if they weren't protected. So glad we did it as there is a peace of mind there you can't imagine!

Carolyn Colley said...

she is so right, when someone in your life is gone, all you have are your memories and pictures, my first husband had leukemia and yesterday was our anniversary, it's been 28 years next month and i love to get out what few pictures that I have, my kids were 2 and 4, I had a good pictures of their dad, when my daughter got married I put that picture out so her dad could be part of her weeding

ufg8trj said...

I love photographs, I lool at old ones all the time when I am feeling sentimental