Senryu : phone photos

memories fading
photos – mnemonic allies
panic! lost my phone!

senryu/photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Thank you to Jorel and John’s puppy for being so cute!

My sister needed any photos I had of her children when they were kids.  She’d lost all hers when she lost her phone.  I packed up what I could find that she had sent to mom over the years.  It wasn’t that many.  I can’t imagine losing those.

I remember when all photos were hard copies, drawers overflowing with them as we had to get all the photos developed on a roll of negative to even see what we had.  Then the best ones or our favorite ones would be tucked away into photo albums to be shared on occasion or framed to hang on walls or out on the mantelpiece (well, okay, out on the entertainment center usually for those of us without a fireplace).

Now our photo albums are phones, facebook, flickr, snap and other online venues.   I’m old-fashioned though.  I still like the hard copies.

p.s. photo for the poem was not taken with my phone. I had my camera with me at a family gathering at my brother’s house.  Jorel is not my sister’s kid — I sent all her kid pics to her so don’t have any.  After I sent my sister the images, I realized I should have scanned the photos of my nephews and nieces because now I don’t have any — doh!



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