Have you ever found a store receipt in the void that is the bottom of your handbag or tucked away between the sections of a wallet? Let’s say its been hiding in there for months and when you go to clean out your mode of storing those store and bank cards do you merely find a number of blank looking pieces of paper that was once your only proof of a purchase?
The type of paper the stores are using is completely different from a few decades ago. We could keep a receipt for years, before it began to fade and that was only if we handled the paper often.. Hum… why would we do that, well sometimes we might…. 🙂
I love taking pictures with my digital camera and find the ease of putting the pictures of the day on the computer and either sizing them down to add into this blog so I don’t run out of free space on here too quickly. This action really got me to thinking and I must say at times too much thinking can get me into trouble…
Pictures, we take them with such love and pride in our work. Only to store them away on itty bitty thumb drives or in a carefully labeled folders on our machines of choice. What happens to all of those pictures we take and hope to share one day with friends like you all here on WordPress or with family members?
Clarity, I suppose is in the eye of the beholder as I sit in my garden looking around at the beauty that has been there since spring. From the honeysuckle bush void of all leaves after the long winter months. I see it begin to bud and I know in a very short time it will be full of leaves followed by lovely sweet smelling flowers….I sometimes bring the pictures into my Photo-shop program and play around with the color, because my little digital camera does not show me what I see when taking shots of the flowers. I enhance some of the photos not to deceive you with some of the photographs, but merely to try and enhance their beauty as I see them through my own eyes.
Storage, I have boxes of photograph albums with real pictures that are printed out on special photo paper that I would have developed and wait a week to see if any of my photos were any good. My old Minolta camera that used film took some really nice pictures. It was not a point and shoot camera like I have now with my digital camera with its hand steady function…(I love that function with my sometimes wobbly hands)
I wonder about all of the pictures I’ve taken that are stored on thumb drives or in my computers folders, since I’ve owned so many different computers and they crash and die after a given amount of time. If, you haven’t saved your treasures on something like (old school days, Floppy disks) C.D. or thumb drives, external hard drives, the list is endless they are lost forever only to remain in our memories, until such time they too fade away like those store receipts….
Store receipts, that I get and I really need to save ~ Let’s say after buying a new computer, or laptop, I-Pad, etc.. I scan those into my printer and save with the paperwork of said purchases so they too won’t fade away just before the warranty has ended for a replacement of said purchases is needed.. I’ve actually had that happen to me and they would not replace said machine without the receipt, and I can’t blame them..
Photographs, if lost to a corrupted thumb drive, external hard drive, or C.D. that only last for about ten years.. will be gone forever too…as my son has always reminded me to back up anything that I don’t want to disappear .. Especially, the illustrations I’ve been working on for one of my short stories. After each panel is completed I save it to a thumb drive, and then over to a C.D. as it would be a complete shame to go to use them and they will not work….
How do you view each day?
I’d like to think I see the beauty that is around me and the possibilities for enhancement that I can then offer to you. I also see a black and white version of most things, trying to find clarity in my life, minus the distractions of my day…
Until next time
My pup and I wish you a peaceful Sunday