Perhaps this is more on the personal side; everyone has a story to tell and many of us live with a regret of not knowing enough about someone near and dear to us. My parents memory may never fade from my mind, at least not completely, but my grandchildren will never get to know the gifts that my parents shared with me; their struggles and their successes They can’t imagine how my parents looked; how they raised me and how their lives are now influencing their own.
Each of us has friends and family that are no longer with us. They all left a footprint on this earth, a footprint that deserves to be remembered and passed on from generation to generation. Technology has given us all the tools with which to save these precious memories.
One of my regrets is that I did not ask enough questions of my parents; how were they raised, what memories do they have about their parents and grandparents. Our friends and family that have left their footprints for us to follow, need to be remembered. They form the basis of our lives and that of our children and grandchildren.
Procrastination rules when it comes to documenting our lives and that of our loved ones. Many of us have the very best of intentions but never find the time and once they are gone, the guilt stays with us forever.
I am working on a book with directions on how to create this visual memory. How to prepare for this documentation and what questions to ask. For those that don’t have the time to tell their story, I have put together a team that will film your story or that of your parents or grandparents. I am calling this process Epicography for each of us have an epic tale to share. Please call me for more information.
The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.
Have a great day!