Doug Lerner reports from Tokyo and St. Louis, and points beyond…

To have and have not

Lately I’ve found myself watching this nice, well-made, nostalgic-feeling Kodak commercial from around 1960 (). I previously posted it on FaceBook.

When looking at the album in the commercial though I have this feeling like, “The physical photos are so fleeting. I’m glad I have digital photos now so I always have them.”

My mother, on the other hand, when she looks at photos on her iPad sometimes asks, “Can I have this photo?” I say, “You do have it” but I realize she means she doesn’t feel like she “has it” unless it’s an actual printed photo.

We feel a slightly different sense of what it means to “have something.”

And what about memories? We have those as well, don’t we?

doug

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