One of my biggest COVID-19 quarantine projects is sorting what feels like thousands of photographs. My plan is to get them in order and then scan them to the cloud. That way I can get rid of the old photographs and save myself from moving four fewer boxes. I am so happy we have cell phones that take photos now. That’s the good part. The sad part is sifting through decades of memories. Most are good but still sad. It’s a double-edged sword to look back at happy occasions of people who are no longer with us or who are still alive but faded away.
It has been funny to see some of the pictures I kept…they are poorly executed or color tinged or not great likenesses of the subjects. Now I am able to toss them. I cried over photos of my son, Cory, my mother and my brother Bobby and Michael my boyfriend who died too young. I laughed over the ones I took of my sister Rita and I when we drove across country and on a cruise to Alaska. I have been using my iPhone to take photos of photos and sending them to people or sharing them on FB.
All in all, it has been a very cathartic experience that I highly recommend. I mostly just want to be done with this project. I am getting the pile down and by the time my photo scanner arrives, I will be ready for action.
Please continue to stay home, be safe and keep your sanity by working on meaningful projects to pass the time.
Dariusz Sankowski, Thank you for the great photo.