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Say Cheese!

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more than a hundred.” Write your post inspired by something you have more than a hundred of in your home right now. 

The moment I read this prompt challenge, my mind immediately thought of the photographs at home that fill the albums and adorn frames on the wall. I love clicking moments of today which make beautiful memories tomorrow. Of course, with the advent of digital technology, now my laptop is filled with them.

As I browse the old pictures, each picture enlivens a story of emotional delight. I harvest a bounty of nostalgia. The vintage sepia toned, the black and white or the glossy coloured ones bridge the present to the past. Sauntering on that bridge infuses the air with the fragrance of yesterday. The heart revels seeing the pictures unfold a saga of events that life witnessed. It is a wonderful way to bond with the family, reminiscing good old times, sharing some laughter and tears, teasing and ranting, setbacks and celebrations.

I love the company of photographs, for it captures moments to etch it in the heart for eternity.

Blur of life captured

 tapestry of memories

eternal imprints

57 comments on “Say Cheese!

  1. uzzawal1911
    September 3, 2020

    Nice post Radhika! Old pictures are refreshing and fun to recall with family.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Cozy Quiet Corner
    September 3, 2020

    Lovely post❣️ Eternal imprints indeed. ☺️

    Liked by 3 people

  3. bejamin4
    September 3, 2020

    Love it, Contained perfection.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. delphini510
    September 3, 2020

    Radhika, you have me stopping in the beginning.. thinking, more than hundred.
    Well, you mentioned photographs and hey presto. I am with you.
    Love my albums with their captions . There are far more than 100 in there’s.
    The only other thing that comes to mind are c.d. s and even vinyls.
    Music.
    Wonderful post to make us realise what we have felt important and still
    are important.
    I know, photos are stored on computer now and music can be reached quickly on various music sites. Nevertheless …..
    Miriam

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      September 3, 2020

      Well glad that you too enjoy your time with your albums. Time just breezes by when I sit with them.
      Yes, we too had stacks of music cassettes and CD s until recently. We donated them last year. With fast changing technology, things get outdated very fast.
      Thanks so much for sharing your feedback here Miriam 😊

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  5. Sukanya
    September 3, 2020

    Nice post ❣️👍🏻

    Liked by 4 people

  6. HappySoul
    September 3, 2020

    Tapestry of memories, eternal imprints !! 👌👌awesome and so true! Nice post R.

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  7. Nathi
    September 3, 2020

    “Blur of life captured
    tapestry of memories
    eternal imprints”

    Beautiful lines✨💜 and this is one of my favorite post of your, Radhika!! I just love this so much✨🤩

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Annika Perry
    September 3, 2020

    Radhika, a beautiful post! The old photos are literally a snapshot of our lives, but also their emotional connection to the past can never be lost. Your haiku cpatures it all and is exquisite! 😀

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Era
    September 3, 2020

    beautifully written 💙

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Indira
    September 3, 2020

    A tiny fraction of a second captured can reveal a sea of memories!!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    September 3, 2020

    Moments captured gives smile and flashback to live memories again

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Untold Stories
    September 3, 2020

    Cheese! Exactly that’s how we click.
    I so enjoyed reading this post. The way you’ve described what old pictures do to us. How we travel back in time with them.
    It’s just beautiful!

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  13. Deb
    September 3, 2020

    Absolutely spot on selection Radhika, and three lovely lines in poetry :-).
    Photographs on the wall, in the album, in the laptop, hard disk, usb drive and of course – the mobile phone, more than a hundred is putting it lightly – its tons and tons of memory and nostalgia! But of these, flipping those old film day albums still gives me the most nostalgia.
    Which are your favourites – film or digital?

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 4, 2020

      Thanks Deb. I am from the old school. I just love my albums. While the digital ones have their advantage, I never seem to get over my love for its earlier avatar 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Chetna
    September 3, 2020

    Really, a nice take!
    And who can not stop to stumble on those beautiful moments of past. It is worth it after all!!😍

    Liked by 1 person

  15. DeepikasRamblings
    September 4, 2020

    I am saying cheese, as I read this, Radhika. Definitely it builds a bridge between the yesterday and today of the fun and frolic with family and friends..
    Enjoyed the read.👍🙌

    Liked by 1 person

  16. kittysverses
    September 4, 2020

    Your haiku is like a cherry on the cake, Ma’am. Superb. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Of course as a professional photographer I agree with you.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Sri
    September 4, 2020

    Nice post, old black and white pictures are always memorable.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. extinct0703
    September 4, 2020

    Sabke pass kuch log aise hote hain ki wo kuch bolein unko mugdh ho ke sun na achha lagta hai, tumhari writing ke sath bhi mera wohi haal rehta, no matter what topic you write upon I feel it so engrossing. Kudos to your charming writing Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      September 4, 2020

      Dhiraj, I am so so happy that my writing touches your heart. There cannot be a bigger compliment for me. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart 😇🙏💜

      Liked by 1 person

  20. sunisanthosh
    September 4, 2020

    Old photos bring out old memories friend !! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 4, 2020

    Yes ma’am, you captured the magic the photograph does ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  22. parneetsachdev
    September 5, 2020

    “….for it captures moments to etch it in the heart for eternity.”
    an expression to cherish. Brilliant

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Rishika Kakar
    September 5, 2020

    Pictures and photographs, I think, are time machines in a sense! We get transported back to that day, that moment and relive the magic in it, once more. I love the stream of consciousness poetry. You did complete justice to the prompt! ❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Deeksha Pathak
    September 6, 2020

    Wonderful post Radhika! Photographs bring out all those memories which are somewhere in our subconscious mind.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. michnavs
    September 7, 2020

    “tapestry of memories

    eternal imprints”

    this is brilliant Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

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