Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The story behind the photos

There are so many people who post photographs but yet most don't tell the story behind the photograph.  When did you take it?  Where were you?  Who were you with?
I have posted two new photo ACEO's and each one has a special meaning.


http://www.etsy.com/listing/86138309/aceo-christmas-angel

When Cole was born 18 years ago I purchased this angel for his very first Christmas.  We have always called her Cole's Angel. When I opened an account on Ebay way back in 2001 I called myself NoahsarkColesangel.  I hope to give this to Cole when he has his own children.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86139295/aceo-candle-in-my-dreams-and-memories

This photo was not taken by me.  Back in 1996 I met a young man named Alan.  He was an art student at William Paterson College and my adopted daughter Kerry was also an art student and she met him there.  I had the opportunity to have a conversation with him when he told me that he was looking for his biological mother.  He gave me a little information and after some phone calls I was able to find her since she lived in this area.  They met and became friends. It was miraculous because he said that he had a memory of being torn away from her and that was what happened.  His adopted family were very warm and loving people also. 
He gave me this photo in an 8x10 size which was actually a school project.
When he graduated his parents gave him a new car as a gift.  A sports car.  He took full advantage of that car for its speed and he was killed in a very tragic accident.  He was a beautiful person and I am posting this in his honor.  He had a very bright future that was cut short because of that love for speed.  I will always remember our talks.


So those are the stories behind these photographs and I would love to know if knowing the stories would make them more meaningful or if posting them as is with no background is the way to go.

13 comments:

KippysSoMature said...

wow! Oh Sue - I am so thankful that you are writing - I recall a while ago when you said you would write if you thought you had something to say...you have a lot to say, and it is so encouraging :)
and an excellent reminder for us to write about not just photos, but our listings as well - I will try - I always think people will be bored with what I have to say :P

krafterskorner said...

Thanks for sharing! I think you should include the stories in your listings.

sammysgrammy said...

I think stories always impart so much more depth and interest

Sue Runyon said...

What a sad story about the candle photo. I'm glad he got to meet his mom though.

Julia Badgley said...

I like to hear stories behind photos. I think you should include them.
He took a beautiful photo. I'm sorry his life ended abruptly.

Aloquin said...

By all means, add the story to each and every listing. I find it makes all the difference when people can connect to a piece and know what it means. It makes it all the more worthwile... keep up the great work. Thank you very much for sharing. I am sorry he passed away :(

JulieandMax said...

Telling the story with the photo also tells us a little about you Sue, and that's really special. Thank you for sharing what these photos mean to you.
Julie xx

Angels and Everlastings said...

Wow -- how God used you to make a difference in this young mans life. I think the stories should be added with the photos. So sad that he passed that way.

Becky K. said...

Oh my. That was an unexpected twist to the young man's story. Hits me hard because I have a son who loves speed too and is looking forward to getting one of those crazy fast motorcycles. Thankfully, so far his truck costs him too much to be able to save for it.

*~Niki~* said...

That is so sad Sue, glad you have lovely memories to cherish. Niki x

Loretta - Thoughtful Gems said...

Wow! Both photos are spectacular! The story of the candle is touching. It was uplifting to find out that he was able to find his biological mother, but sad to learn of his death.

Faith Caroline said...

I love your precious stories :) You have much a big heart!!!

Mechelle said...

You're right Sue it does make it more meaningful knowing the story behind the picture.