I was browsing posts at The Poem Farm and found Spark Day- Nancy Claeys & Poems #332. I was inspired by what she had done by matching a picture and a poem. What great ideas for collaboration. What a great idea as a writing prompt.
I started to think of some pictures that my uncle shared at my mother’s memorial service, pictures of her youth that I had never seen. Melissa a friend took our pictures added music and did a wonderful slide show for the service. I loved it – it was so poignant.
Friends who attended all commented on the slideshow. I shared some of the stories that connected to the pictures. The most common comment was, “Oh I wish there had been captions so we could have known your mother’s earlier life.”
That slide show and the comments have lingered in my thoughts, following me. Lingering among the shadows, surprising me at unexpected times, helping me to remember and connect my thoughts.
I want to take some of those pictures and tell the back-stories. Snippets of time, a pictorial slice of life. – A way to remember and connect, the hauntings’ of my mind that whispers to my soul.