Lay to Rest
What happens when a photograph is taken with the intention to capture a moment, a person, or an event is found by a stranger years later when every person in the photograph and inevitably the event itself has passed away? Was it taken celebrating the purchase of a new home, the 30th anniversary of two lovers, Thanksgiving dinner? This owner can’t use the pictorial representation of the event to remember the way the grass felt beneath her shoes in their new lawn, the view of the ocean on her 30th anniversary getaway, or the smell of fresh butter rolls as they are pulled from the oven. No, this small piece of paper no longer carries these memories for any living person. These memories died with the people in the photos therefore the last pictorial evidence should be put to rest as well.