Yesterday, an hour before we were to be at the title company to close on our former home, we thought we’d stop by and say, “Goodbye.” I brought my camera, not exactly knowing what I’d take photos of, since it was a completely empty space. But I recognized that this was a significant moment, so wanted to be prepared.
Standing in the space that had served as our living room, I saw my husband on the landing, framed by the door. It was the shot I wanted, so I asked him to turn away and give me a goodbye wave. Next up was me, and then our children, repeating the gesture.
Rather than a simple status update, I like communicating with my Facebook friends via images. So while looking at all the photos I took, trying to decide which one would best capture the moment, I saw not any one image, but the series of shots that came out of the moment when I saw my husband on the threshold.
The result was the above “piece of art.”
This morning, as I took another look at it, it seemed so familiar. I dug out our wedding album (we were married less than two months prior to moving in to our old home) and turned to the last page….
The similarities make me smile even more at yesterday’s photos.
How do you capture meaningful moments in your life? Through the written word? Photos? Drawings? Video?