Precious

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Lovebirds from Christine Mason Miller on Vimeo.

I am enjoying the kind of day I have been longing for for a while now ~ a wide open day with no plans, guests, or requirements.  This meant I finally got to sit down and put together two new videos, both created with footage taken by my grandpa.  This video is from film shot in the early 1940s, including my grandparent's wedding day ~ June 6, 1942.  All I want to do is watch it over and over and over again, and am still in awe of the fact that I have these precious few moments of my grandparents when they were just falling in love and beginning their lives together.

Ours is a video culture now, where anything and everything is recorded and documented in digital formats.  Sixty years from now, I can't imagine anyone unearthing videos of their grandparents and feeling the same sense of wonder I felt when I first watched everything I had transferred from 8mm film and a VHS tape.  I did not know what I was going to be seeing, and even though the total time of this footage amounts to just over an hour, I might as well have been given a trunk full of gold.  In fact, if someone were to offer such a treasure in exchange for this just-over-an-hour collection of film, I would offer my kindest "No thank you," and watch this video yet again.

Precious...precious...more precious than I can express.

{Music is Half Life by Imogen Heap}

Christine Mason Miller

Santa Barbara, CA

Writer * Artist * Storyteller * Guide