I took my own isolation advice today, based on my surviving corona post from some time ago.
I went through old photo albums.
Ok, little white lie… I didn’t actively seek them out for the sake of reminiscing. It was Hubbie’s request to find an old photo of himself with a certain hair cut, and I knew roughly which album it was in…
So I came down the stairs some time later, with two albums.
Because one wasn’t enough.
Not even two was enough! But still we sat. We searched. We laughed and laughed.
We were back in time about 15 years. 15 years! Do you know what can happen in 15 years?
Fortunately, a good sign… there were a lot of familiar faces. 🙂
Baby girl asked if every baby pictured was her, and when I told her it was her cousins, my nephews, she demanded to know why she wasn’t there!
“Honey, you weren’t ready to come out yet!”
“Yes I was, I was always ready!”
Oh LOL LOL.
What did I find, specifically?
Well, in all those familiar faces…
I found flared pants.
I found hair with so much foils it was practically blonde.
I found stupid/silly face photos (photos where you deliberately pull a stupid face… if you haven’t done it, this you MUST TRY!)
I found so many 21sts.
I found selfies… before there were selfies!
I found my nephews so small, they could fit in my arms.
I found my parents garage, filled with family, music and laughter, as was so common back when I was a teen.
I found a lot of drinks!
I found a lot of parties.
I found a lot of freedom.
I found a lot of happiness.
I found a lot of love.
And it made me think… looking through photos is one of the best things you can do right now. Even if you are going through really hard times…photos of happier times are honestly, the best thing we can show ourselves at this point in our lives…
Because life is a rollercoaster, just gotta ride it, as Ronan Keating sings. It goes up, it comes down.
Or like one of my favourite sayings,
“Good times and bad times have one thing in common… they never last forever.”
Universally, we all are going through a tough time, in one way or another.
So when we look back at these photos and remember how good things used to be…
You can remind yourself, they will be that way again.
Before we know it, we will be making more memories.
Pulling more stupid faces.
Dying our hair all kinds of crazy.
And in turn, making our future selves smile. 🙂