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Bittersweet | by yaznotjaz
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About a year after my Howie Day CD inexplicably started skipping and I thus stopped listening to it, it suddenly works again. Driving to work last week, I caught up on some of my favorite songs on that album, and while I enjoyed the experience for the most part, the song Numbness for Sound came out of nowhere and struck my heart a blow. I had used lyrics from that song as the post title for the weblog entry that went with this photograph, back when it was initially uploaded to flickr in December 2005. It was a beautiful day, but filled with bittersweet memories, even more so to recall it now, over a year later.


Part of the post that went with this photo:


But you've got to get out and live, no matter what the cost or the outcome sometime. And maybe, if this is all that life comes down to, even this would be enough: Walks around the lake, words exchanged with kind strangers in passing, the remembrance of those whom we've loved and lost and never stopped loving.


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My question: Do any of you have photographs that, like this, bring back bittersweet or heartbreaking memories for you, too? Or is your photostream (as mine mainly is) all about documenting only the joyous, the amusing, and the emotionless mundane?

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Taken on December 12, 2005