I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Not particularly about when I physically die, but what will happen to the photos I’ve been posting online all this time?
What if someone saves my photos in a hard drive? What if that hard drive is found some time in the future, in a flea market or something of that sort? Will I be gracing the pages of the future Pinterest as an oddity or a typical citizen of our time, wearing some funky clothes? Anonymously, most likely. Just an anonymous smiley face like many others.
We will never know what’s going to happen, but I would like to think that we (by we, I mean anyone who takes pictures these days, particularly digitally) don’t do it in vain. If my photos will give some future lady the same pleasure I get from seeing fun photos from past decades, it’ll all be worth it.
Photos taken as usual, at the North Acton Cemetery, during a lunch break. Will be joining the ladies over at Visible Monday with my simple outfit, comprising a TK Maxx dress, a second hand satchel, some tights bought on sale from Primark and some really really old sparkly Zara flats. . I am also happy to announce that there will be lot’s of blogging this week around these parts. Yay!
You’ve really got me thinking about all these digital stories floating around! Already I look at my two-year-old- blog posts and say, well that wasn’t such a great look : > I love your photo-shoot and your cute funky look. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.
These are such beautiful photos. I love old grave yards. And I love old photos. I love to see what people are wearing and I look into their faces and I wonder about their lives. We’re they happy? Did they work hard? Did they travel or have children or a skill or a sense of humor? You are leaving a wonderful legacy. The future person that stumbles upon your photos is going to be thrilled. There is only one Sara!!
I love it that we are, as earthlings, sending out all kinds of information out into the universe all the time. But I’ve never thought of it in terms of our blogs. Let’s hope we all leave a little evidence of our humanity for those in the future. Doesn’t bear thinking about too much … makes me want to get serious and write something of value. Which I’m not likely to actually sit down and do!