I love the internet, even though I regularly curse its existence – but that’s more to do with my extreme lack of willpower when it comes to knowing when to stop clicking on links. However, I like to think that if I did know when to stop, then I more than likely wouldn’t have found the following sites:
Dear Photograph found via freefalling me. Nearly every single one of these photographs and the one or two simple sentences that accompanied it made my eyes well up with tears. The one with the dad in the window reflection? The dad with the little girl who was his ‘chemo’? Holy moly.
Who is the cutest? Seriously, it’s true.
Save The Words. Limitless amounts of words that have fallen out of daily usage. Adopt a word to save it. The word I adopted was scaevity and apparently hasn’t been used much since the 1600s (stupid spell check doesn’t even recognise it). It means extremely unlucky. I like it and I can’t wait to use it. I imagine it will make me sound intellectual, well-read and ever so pompous.
The Disposable Memory Project. It’s been around for years so chances are you’ve probably heard of it. Disposable cameras are scattered around the globe, just waiting for someone to pick them up, record a few moments in time and either pass it on to someone else or send it back to HQ where they will develop the photographs and post the images on the site. Over 300 cameras have been released but only 28 have been found. Check here to see if any have been released near you. And then find one! And then send it to me!
I love these community art project thingies. The camera one and ones like PostSecret. I love them so much, I want to start up my own. A mini one though, nothing too huge. I’m thinking of a travelling journal, a kind of Day/Weekend/Week in the Life of <insert Blogger’s Name here> type one. Whoever has it has free reign to do whatever they want: they could write in it, draw in it, put empty sugar packets from cafes in it, stick in photographs. Make it as plain or as arty farty as they please. Whatever. Then when they’re done, they can contact me and I’ll tell them the next address to send it to. It could be a total surprise as to where you are on the list to receive the journal. We could record the journal’s trek around the globe with its own blog.
What do you think? Would you be interested in doing this? I would love to have something physical, something I could hold in my hands, to remind me of all the bloggers out there around the world who have given me so much inspiration and friendship. Do you think we, as a group, could make this work?