Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Grace of Nostalgia

Above: An oldie but a goodie by Beth Solano

I've been thinking about nostalgia lately and some of its benefits. Namely, how it has this weird ability to infuse our memories with grace. Austin and I haven't even been married a year yet, but frolicking through this field for our "save the date" photos already feels like a lifetime ago. The reality of that day was me wearing the wrong shoes, fidgeting with my dress, and probably bickering with my sweet fiancé about something or other (hey, we're all human). Now, looking back, all I see are giggles. I'm beaming remembering the silly outtakes that can only come from having one of your best friends take your photo, and the unexpected blessing of having a second pair of shoes in my messy car. Grace. Love. Joy. The stuff that was there all along, if only camouflaged by bug bites and itchy ankles. Here's to enjoying the photos getting older and the memories getting good-er.

1 comment

  1. Your blog is beautiful! It's funny, I just wrote a similar post on Hygge, the Danish concept of cozy and the little things in life. I'm so glad to find someone of a similar mindset. Great minds think alike, eh?

    ~Laurali Star