P is for Photos
There’s a hole in my life. I have lost all photographic evidence from several amazing places I’ve had the privilege of visiting.
I’m ok up until 2007 – before then, photos were usually printed after trips. And I’m ok from 2015 when I finally got my act together. But, in between – a void – nothing. I can account for a few gaps – in Jordan in 2010, I turned on my camera to take a photo at the Dead Sea – and deleted everything from the previous few days – Petra, Wadi Rum, Madaba…. I cried for an hour. In 2012, In Laos, the camera fell into the Nam Song river – we’ve just a few photos from Luang Prebang.
Apart from those two cases, the rest I blame on technology – photos saved onto laptops that died and were dumped, memory cards that must have been wiped. I’m regularly told – ‘Ah – they’ll turn up – they must be somewhere’. But I don’t think so. So I’ve nothing for Newfoundland, Wyoming, Rajasthan, Varanasi, Sri Lanka, Krakow, Mosel Valley, Black Forest, Ravenna…. I’ll have to go back!
And speaking of photos – something else has cropped up. Since starting this blog, our ‘capsule’ travel wardrobe is beginning to show up rather frequently!! It never mattered until I started putting up photos because no one ever saw them. I’m just saying it in case you’ve noticed!! I want you to know that I know!! (Of course, now that I’ve drawn attention to it, you’re going to examine everything I wear from now on!!!)
Someone buy that guy a t-shirt!!!
And before he seeks revenge….!!
(My favourite t-shirt should have its own passport!)