” A safe, but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past
is to force open a crammed drawer.
If you are searching for anything in particular,
you won’t find it, but, something may fall out at the back
that is much more interesting.”
-JM Barrie-Author of Peter Pan-
I need to catch up my tiny tales and “remember me” books. If I put them together right when the moment happens, when the photographs are fresh in my mind . . . it is easier than waiting. I had an idea for this “tiny tale” long before I even saw the photographs. I just felt good about it. This tiny tale is about our visit to the cemetery on Memorial Day. I choose my favorite photographs which could “stand alone” in telling a story. Instead of a traditional story . . . I used little, tiny paragraphs about what was happening in each photograph. Thus, each page contains a large photograph which is 8×8 and the companion page contains a definition, and a small photograph. This is a format I have used many times. It works well. A story doesn’t have to be told in a “once upon a time” way. When these little boys are men, their “tiny tales” and “remember me” books will help them to remember important moments in their lives. I like to think of things like this as a legacy.
“Don’t ever take a fence down
until you know why it was put up.”