"Storytelling is an ancient practice used to hand down knowledge from one generation to the next. It’s a wonderful way to pass on family traditions, histories, and long told tales and can be entertaining as well as educational. Some of the very best stories come from real life experience."
Stories can be told with words or pictures or both. As photographers we strive to tell stories with our images, giving truth to the statement that "a picture is worth a thousand words." In this image, it really is not the words themselves that are important, but the story behind the words. Almost from the time that my girls could read, we had magnetic poetry on our fridge. Someone would create a poem or story. The next person might come along and tweak it a little or maybe make a whole new poem. We all stopped regularly to see what was going on with the words on the fridge. Some of the poems were funny. Some were serious. Some totally nonsensical. The experience was part of our family's story and I wish I had taken photos along the way. The memories will have to suffice. Lots has changed since then...there aren't as many "poets" living in our house now and only a small part of our refrigerator is magnetic, but the tradition continues.
It doesn't matter that this photo only has meaning to me and my family. Really, that is all that is important!
What personal story do you want to tell today?