I don’t see many windows at my current dot on the map, at least none that are “interesting” – but I keep looking. I decided to go way back to some photos of windows I collected years ago during a tour of Europe. I still enjoy looking at these, not because they are great photos but because they bring back memories. Photos are great for this, sometimes I can’t figure out if I remember the event or just the photo of the event. Maybe it doesn’t matter if I enjoy the memory.
I am also remembering my attempts at photography way back then. This was taken with my first digital point and shoot. I loved the digital part because I didn’t have to worry about the cost of film and developing that had held me back with prior cameras. I didn’t know much about photography technique and it shows (even after some Lightroom adjustments), but I knew I wanted to capture interesting images that suggest a story. I like the suggested story behind this window.
I am smiling as I look at this and remember. I’m remembering me. I had confidence in my ability even though I didn’t have a lot of skill. I had vision and desire and excitement. I was frequently disappointed with results but that didn’t stop me – I am still working at getting that great shot that suggests a story or brings me pleasure. That hasn’t changed even though so much in my life has. It is comforting to know that I’m still me.