The Memory Box


memory-box

I sat there and listened, as each story unfolded.
Memories that made her smile, each captured by a fixed number of pixels, never to happen exactly like that, again.
A memory box, of sorts.
And even when it was not in her hands as a story was told, she would go to get it, to help relive the memory.
Visits from family, and friends old and new.  Pictures of what is now home, and most precious of all,
A constant furry companion.
I’m not sure why, but as I watched the way she held onto the box so tightly, I felt my heart break.
And I wondered…
What might it be like to have so much that is so important,
So much that you want to remember, and to hold onto,
Stored in one small rectangular box?
Thank you for stopping by!

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41 comments

  1. Belo momento Lisa. a mão mostra a idade !!

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  2. Yes, that’s what it’s al about, Lisa. Splendid, my friend. Have a great week!

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  3. Very moving post, Lisa! Wonderful photo and words!
    🙂

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  4. Omigosh, what a beautiful photo and evocative and touching words. It’s something we can all relate to with our own little twist.

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  5. So very thoughtfully captured and expressed Lisa.

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  6. Dear Lisa, this is an unforgettable story you told us in this photograph. Its touches your heart and soul. And you left a lot to our imagination to wonder. It’s an amazing photo!

    Wish you a nice week my dear Lisa.

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  7. beautiful photo and a wonderful reflection on age and memories and the pieces we hold in our hearts 🙂

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  8. Your photo and words resonate with me. The camera as a memory box is a concept I’ll remember.

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  9. Oh this is such a beautifully poignant glimpse. Thank you so much for sharing these intimate thoughts and the lovely images. So touching — thank you.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this compassionate view that resonates with you many! Have a great week, Lisa!

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  11. so beautiful … perfection .. xo

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  12. I would not have thought of the camera as a memory box but that is exactly what it is. The image is so telling and beautiful. Your choice of black and white…,stunning.

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  13. Always beautiful when I come here and your photography. I love hands especially when they have lived. I am in Portland Or seeing my other grands this week and I have been in heaven with all the flowers. 😵❤️

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  14. this really moved me lisa, both the words and the image. back in my nursing days, i watched so many families crumble as their healthy loved ones lost what was so precious to them. it is tragic for everyone involved. this entry is a subtle, gentle reminder that we should listen to those stories as they are told over and over as one day they may only be found in a box!!!! many thanks for all your kind visits, it was nice to visit you today!!!

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  15. Beautiful photo and story, Lisa. Now I am wondering too.

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  16. This really pulls on my heart…the words, and the photo. I have no words to convey how this makes me feel.

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  17. This brings tears to my eyes, Lisa. It is so poignant. Beautifully and compassionately told and perfectly illustrated. ❤

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  18. This photo tells a beautiful story—new and old. Organic—constructed. The black and white treatment is perfect for the story.

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  19. Beautifully done Lisa! I can’t even imagine what a world without photos would be like. They are such simple, yet amazing things!

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  20. A story to touch all our hearts and such a poignant yet heart-warming image of that hand poised above her own personal memory box.

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  21. What a moving moment you captured.
    And I like how you refer to the camera as a “memory box”.

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  22. This is beautiful, Lisa. Was she someone you knew? Her hands tell a story, so touching.

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  23. Profoundly touching. Bravo

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  24. Beautiful concept and photograph, Lisa.

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  25. I love how you tell this, and the thought of a camera as a memory box – LOVE IT!

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  26. Beautiful image, beautiful words, both so poignantly and so pithily presented. Great work, Lisa.

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  27. Hi Lisa,
    marvelous photos of her hands and thoughtful words. A clever way to help the brain to come into memories.
    Maybe therefore I´m a photographer…
    Best regards, Synöve

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  28. Beautiful!
    I have a mother with advanced Alzheimers.
    If ony I could box up her memories and give them back to her!
    🙂

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  29. Oh my, this is so sweet and touching…

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  30. You always touch my heart and move me, darling Lisa, both with your so beautiful words and with your so charming images !
    Thank you for being so precious, sweetest friend of mine, you bless my soul !

    Hope your week is off to a good start,
    I’m sending hugs and ever much love to you,
    wholeheartedly

    Xx Dany

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  31. So beautiful! Your words touched me deeply.

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