Pictures of ourselves can do that, can't they? With a glance, a wormhole opened to a memory, one branded into my mind by the iron of knowledge that life would continue, it would always continue, and if I was lucky I'd be able to look back years from that memory and recognize it as a good one.
Pictures of ourselves are powerful. Headshots project an image of our best selves to others. Snapshots snuck between turns of a page can later return us to truths-- Harry Potter is great, our adolescence is as fleeting as his, and we need to preserve the sweetness, the joy we found in our youth in whatever ways we can.
Remember the potency that a single picture of yourself can possess. Capture the moments in your life that you will want to look back on. Goodness isn't found only in the past; it's there, right before your friend's Nikon.
x Lee Ann