How to Preserve Special Moments for a Lifetime of Memories
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Saturday, July 20, 2024

How to Preserve Special Moments for a Lifetime of Memories

Nothing lasts forever. Intellectually, we all know this to be true. But we humans are not just intellectual beings. And recalling a special memory is not merely an intellectual exercise. We are highly emotional beings. For the most part, it is not the details of an event we hope to retain, but the emotion of that event. You are not going to precisely recall the details of the flavor of the drink you were holding at the time when you were at Coney Island watching Joey Chestnut break the hotdog eating contest world record. But you will recall how you felt when you got his autograph and took a selfie with him.

There are some moments that are lost because we were too busy trying to preserve them. It is possible to spend so much time fumbling for your camera, connecting the right lens, and searching through the viewfinder that you miss the moment when your favorite celebrity walked out of McDonald’s enjoying one of their guilty pleasures. Even if you have the camera at the ready, you will miss the live scene with your own two eyes, trading that moment for seeing through the artificial eye of a camera lens. That’s no way to preserve the moment. Here are a few better options:

Commemorative Items
Take a moment to recall some of the most stunning antique glassware you have seen over the course of your lifetime. When done right, it can be truly stunning. That glassware was likely something commissioned for the purpose of preserving a special moment in someone’s life. Sometimes, the pictures etched on the glass are from random models. Other times, they are the special someone that made the world go around for someone else.

When you find that kind of item in your attic, take special note of it and learn the history. If you don’t have any such items, purchase an antique and make it an integral part of your future history. Offer it as a gift when one of your kids reaches a particular milestone in their life. It could be for the birth of a first child, or the first day of an important career move. Life is full of moments worth commemorating. Don’t trust the emotion of those moments to faulty memory. Mark that valuable moment with an item that also possesses intrinsic value.

Flower Power
Flowers are often used as the core of a romantic gesture. You can also use them in other ways. Consider a DiY graduation bouquet. The great thing about using flowers to mark an occasion is that those flowers trigger a visceral sense memory deep in our lizard brain. Years later, you can see a flower or smell its fragrance and be transported back in time as if via a time machine. The memories are often even more vivid than a photograph or video tape. That is because the memory is an emotional memory triggered by your senses.

Even the flowers don’t have to fade away like a fading memory. You can use pro tips for drying flowers and preserving bouquets. It is a lot easier than you think. If you only know flowers as the sort of thing that requires a lot of care and that lasts only a short time, think again. Flowers are a surprisingly great way to commemorate an important moment in your family’s history.

Make a Family Journal
Diaries don’t have to be personal. They can be more like journals intended for marking and sharing special moments. Make a family journal where everyone shares a paragraph or two about a special moment, be it a vacation or party or any other meaningful event. Pass this journal down so that it can span the generations. Each successive generation will learn a lot about the last just by reading their thoughts on the special moments in their lives. Not only will your kids have a piece of family history they helped to create, they will be able to have their families literally add new chapters to the adventure.

Your family history is valuable. Preserve that family value by using antique items, flowers to trigger sense memory, and a living journal for adding new thoughts on your happily ever afters.

Today's News

October 22, 2021

Vienna museums resort to OnlyFans for cultural naked truth

Grammy, Oscar-winning artists featured in online O Museum Fundraiser on Oct. 24

Iconic Faith Ringgold painting acquired by National Gallery of Art

Asia Week New York zooms in on The Luxurious Garden

Wifredo Lam's breakthrough masterpiece La Réunion will highlight Christie's sale

Chrysler Museum receives gifts of art from local collectors that enhance diversity in the permanent collection

Vikings were in the Americas exactly 1,000 years ago

The return of the Shadowman

Unseen for 40 years: Matisse from the Steins' collection leads Bonhams sale

Curators squeezed out by high dino bones price tag

Sotheby's to offer The Carlton Rochell Collection of Company School Paintings

One of the very first coins to have been struck in 1652 in what is now the U.S. is discovered in a vintage sweet tin

Sister Parish rises again, in a pop-up

At 90, a composer is still sending out blasts

Leslie Bricusse, prolific songwriter for stage and screen, dies at 90

Martin Margiela is back

Two New York orchestras return with acts of renewal

The 'TikTok necklace' sparks a Vivienne Westwood renaissance

Morphy's to auction rare coin-ops, early mechanical music machines, Nov. 4-6

Mia Wasikowska channels female directors on 'Bergman Island'

Fine Jewelry and Luxury Accessories auction presents timeless classics and fresh-to-market showstoppers

Egypt dissidents revive rich prison writing tradition

Canadian wins prestigious Chopin piano competition

Ronaldo wearing 'wrong' shirt at Dubai's Madame Tussauds

MASH Gallery and St. Jude Children's Hospital Display Water as the Way, at the newest exhibition SACRED WATERS

What Is Islamic Art?


How to Support the Arts When You Don't Have a Lot of Money

How to Preserve Special Moments for a Lifetime of Memories

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful