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Picture Perfect: About Old Photos, Nostalgia and Simpler Times

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Moving Pictures From Box To Google Photos: Manual and Annoying

A few weeks ago, I talked about how I moved my photos from Box to Google Photos manually. The process was cumbersome. However, there was a bright side to all that moving photos manually. I saw almost all of them and that brought memories.

Photographs are important. I understand that we’re creating way too many photos now courtesy smartphones. However, I still think no one should discourage someone from recording a moment. All that talk about “living the moment” may be correct in it’s own right but it’s still talk and you’re free to do what you want. So, click a photo of that wonderful gourmet dish or of that random moment on a trip because memory, it turns out, isn’t as reliable and some moments just slip through the cracks.

To keep privacy intact, I will post no photos that involve people. These are buildings, views, objects but each one of them brings back a certain memory and that is the point I’m trying to make. You don’t need a perfect group photo. You don’t need anything. All you need is a gentle reminder that brings you right back to where you were at the time.

Here is a long collection of photos. None of them is spectacular in particular. These are just plain photos. Without people. That still brought back wonderful memories. Each of these photos is amateur-ish but the remind me of so much. They remind me…

The Point?

It’s funny how 145 random photos can bring out so many minute yet relatively significant moments from my life. If you take nothing else away from this post, take this:

You like a moment. You get off your high horse and you capture it. Howsoever you can. Deal?

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Deepansh Khurana

Blogger and writer from Dehradun, India. I'd say I love coffee but don't we all? I find stories, people and experiences. I blog about them.

2 comments

  • This is the first post I’ve read after subscribing and it makes me so glad that I signed up.
    I have laughed, giggled, smiled, sighed and even shed a tear, all in ten minutes of reading this post. I am inspired to do the same and even though I am sure I won’t be able to keep up like my other challenge of ‘1 minute a day video’, I’ll surely try.

    Life is really passing by and some day, a post like this shall remind me of the life that I have lived.

    To hope.

    • Thank you so much for this comment. I’m really glad someone found value in this post.

      I have never looked at my life in a very positive light and I like to believe that it’s an average one at best but if it made you go through all that in 10 minutes, that means I’m doing something right. Even if barely.

      If it’s any consolation, I have failed the “1 minute (or second?) a day challenge” twice.

      Maybe one day I’ll get down to doing that too. To hope, it is. 🙂

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Blogger and writer from Dehradun, India. I'd say I love coffee but don't we all? I find stories, people and experiences. I blog about them.

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