Frank S. Malone writes a powerful and touching essay about the power of a photograph:
This past Christmas, thanks to a photograph I received from out of the blue, I was able to turn to my wife and sons and say, “There’s my childhood.” And to tell myself: even though it was nearly a half-century ago, it was real.
Thank you for sharing your touching story, Mr. Malone. I think the lesson here is that paradise is never truly lost; it lives on within us, ready to be re-experienced and shared anew. Here’s hoping your story will prompt others to look within for their paradises, too.