Some would say, “A picture’s worth a thousand words,” but if you don’t know the context of the picture, is it really worth that?!
An ordinary, seemingly boring picture snapped with someone’s phone or camera can hold no meaning to the outside eye, but when the subject sees it– an entire flood of memories come back.
Last March, I went to New York City with some friends to run the NYC half marathon. Cathy snapped this pic of me at race kit pick up. It’s not the greatest photo, I’m not in focus
When I see this picture, I laugh! I had already picked up my race bib at this point and was at the counter where you scan your bib and then pick up your race shirt. The guy in the grey is telling me that I already received my race shirt and my hand is in the air pointing to bib pickup while saying:
I literally just came from there TEN SECONDS AGO. I did not get my shirt.
I was completely indignant as he made me go talk to someone else. How dare he not believe me?! I am pretty sure I made them look in my purse that was
Long story short– I got my race shirt. The ironic part is that I never wore it and last week, I got rid of it.
At least I will always have this picture to remember that time I lost my cool in order to get a race shirt I would never wear.