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On photos, memories and family

Photos have always been important to me. I really value the photos I took and stored as a child, teenager, student. As a kid, I loved looking through our family albums, remembering the memories, re-telling the stories. Now I spend time in organising my digital photos, uploading to flickr, blogging about photos. Since we live apart from our families, photos and stories become even more important.

I think the email conversation below - to my Mum - sums it all up.

Me
Markus and I were looking at photos of everyone today on my mobile phone. I have my favourites there, lots of friends and family and we quite often talk about them. He amost always recognizes "Aunty Cake" (ie my sister Kate), but no one else reliably.

Today out of the blue, he points to Dad and says Grandpa: then I find a picture of you and he says "Granny"

My Mum
Wow!! Thanks, that's wonderful........... it's so difficult to retain any sort of connection with the boys, so many thanks for your continual repetition with photos and general occasional chat!

My Mum and Dad with Markus, February 2012 in Brussels
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