(yes, I know it’s Friday. That’s just how life is going these days.)
I read a marvelous piece by Judith Warner today about her experiences on inauguration day. She talks movingly about “this sense of being so caught up in life as to miss it.”
Sometimes it just feels like life is FLYING by, doesn’t it? You turn around, the kids are 4 inches taller, need new pants and shoes, there are a hundred gray hairs where yesterday there were none, and you wonder – how the heck did THAT happen?
Here’s an old photo of us on the beach in Cape Cod. The little girl in the center is now a teenager. This 24×36 photo hangs prominently near our desks because I love to see it. Gazing on it in the middle of a stressful workday can transport me back to a place and time that is near forgotten.
That’s why I scrap.
When it seems I’m always a day late and a dollar short, I know that by taking a few minutes to capture these moments I’m committing them to my memory. So while I may not remember where my keys are or whether we need milk at the store, someday I can go to my albums and recover the moments that I almost missed grasping as they rushed by.
So thank you all you wonderful scrappers, for motivating me to scrap. Thank you Judith Warner for putting into words so many thoughts I didn’t know I had. Thank you Adobe for giving me the means to record this crazy life. And Thanks to God for this wonderful life, crazy as it may be!
Keep on Scrapping!