Thank you to all who entered the May stationary and stamps giveaway! Your replies were appropriately poetic.
Since we had fewer than 10 entries, I've chosen my favorite response.
I am a sucker for love and stars and late nights, so Jessica you won me over!:
I try not to focus much time during an experience worrying about taking pictures, instead putting my energy into the actual experience. Though I sometimes do regret not having photos from certain times I am so grateful that the "photos" that are my actual memories are so right on, since my attention was fully focused. I love going though photos, specifically from times where we did not take nearly as many pictures.
One memory that is so crisp, was laying on the sand at a small lake at 2 in the morning when I was 17 with my boyfriend (now husband) watching our first meteor shower. When you are 17 every life event seems big, and this one was bigger than most, and the fact that I ended up marrying the boyfriend makes it all that much more special. The details are so very, very bright even after all this time, I could easily visualize it as a photo.
If we had tried to take a picture of that night, it never would have done it any justice, I am so glad though that my memory has held on to it so well.
Please email me: theculinarylibrarian[at]gmail.com and let me know where I shall mail your note cards and stamps!
June's giveaway is coming in a couple weeks! Keep an eye on the blog!