Ive had about 600 photos spread out on my dining room floor for a week, organised and lined up like patchwork pieces. They do feel like a paper patchwork of our last few years together, a tactile collage of memories. But they are giving me a bit of a headache, this need to record every little thing we've done together rather than just savouring the best bits in my memory. Its the nostalgic hoarder in me I guess, I have fond memories of looking back through my own childhood photos over the years. Still, they are here and I feel a weight lift slightly off my shoulders today as I am pretty much organised up to the start of 2014.
In the process of putting these albums together I have been reminded that we have been so very blessed over the years to spend so many of our days out in the fresh country air. Just me and my boy, enjoying simple pleasures and sunlight and smiles. I never forget that life can be so simple and uncomplicated, despite often complicating things all on my own. Man is the only creation which fails to follow its natural path, but bluebell woods and beaches, hills and reservoirs, woods and butterflies, all remind me that I am trying, and i'l keep trying.
I must also state, from experience, keeping up to date with your photo printing is absolutely essential, otherwise you have the hugest task on your hands! And one more thing... put down the camera, enjoy the moment, say cheese and smile :-)