Friday, February 20, 2015

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies

Remember when I said I was going to print more photos this year? Well, I'm just getting on that. And while poking around the internets on Wednesday, I realized you could upload THOUSANDS of photos to Flickr using their new Camera Roll. This is good news. My photo library has about 25,000 photos. So I needed some serious help in the uploading department.

It's taken a few days, for a few hours at a time to upload half of my library. But it is a really smooth process using their uploader. Flickr's website, however, is a bit slow and has a few more bugs. But, this Camera Roll is in beta testing, so it's bound to have some issues.

But, enough about software.

What struck me while going through all of these photos (all 12,000 plus) was the vitality of in each frame. They are infused with a sense of wonder, hope and curiosity.

The beauty of the earth, the glory of the skies. Of missing teeth and snow days, of porch sitting and creative awe.

The color and vibrance of daily living.

These are the things that make our days. The fabric that our memories are stitched on.

So now, more than ever, I want to unlock these memories from the box that is my computer and make them come alive again with our storytelling, paper them on our walls, write down who we were in those moments and write about who we became because of them.

I want to earmark how we felt, what we ate, who we sat with and how we loved each other while we made these precious memories.

And I will sing while I'm doing it, because you can hear that song too, right?
For the beauty of each hour
   Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
   Sun and moon and stars of light:
Christ, our God, to Thee we raise
This our Hymn of Grateful praise.

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