I've been communicating with a very dear person over the last three weeks or so. Time has slipped by quickly as we correspond. Because it has been so long since we've seen each other, and really talked, it's only natural to exchange photos. Surely it has been over 20 years. Recent photos are mostly shared because of the ease of digital cameras.
Though there are a deeper lines on our faces, change in hair style (or color) and additional weight (me), one thing is remains the same. The smile and expressions that we developed early on in our lives remain evident despite the trials and tribulations we've encountered along the way. I do have to say he's even more handsome now than he was back then. I think maturity and life experiences add character to a person. Some of us don't wear our age well at all. My friend does.
Though I do seem to be doing more of the sharing, I hold out hope to some day have a mailbox filled with photos of him with the kids, pets, friends, etc...
What all this picture sending has done is make me curious about the number of songs written about photographs. In addition to the inspiration the photos I've exchanged with my dear friend has brought, my friend Rupe posted this video today on Facebook.
It's a really sweet rendition. If you're more interested in the Cure original, here's the link with lyrics.
I need help compiling a playlist featuring songs about pictures, snapshots, photos ... you get the idea. Here's my starter list:
Pictures of You -- The Cure
If -- Bread
Photograph -- Def Leppard
Turning Japanese -- The Vapors
Let Me Take Your Photo -- The Speedies
Photograph -- Ringo Starr
Pictures of You -- The Last Goodnight
Girls on Film -- Duran Duran
Snapshot -- Sylvia
Photographs and Memories -- Jim Croce
I know somebody will have a few more songs to throw on the playlist (Nickelback need not apply -- gack!) Help a sister out! Thanks a bunch.