The Strangers In The Box
Come, look with me inside this drawer
In this box I’ve often seen
At the pictures, black and white
Faces proud, still and serene.
I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among the socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I’ll never know their ways.
If only someone would have taken time,
To tell who, what, and when,
Those faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away.
Make time to save your pictures
Seize the opportunity when it knocks
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
My Favorite QUOTES:
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
― Diane Arbus
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
― Marc Riboud
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson
“Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
― Alfred Stieglitz
“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”
― George Bernard Shaw
“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
― Robert Frank
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Thank you ❤