When I leave my computer for awhile, a slideshow of all the pictures on the hard drive begins, and it keeps going until I come back. Sometimes I'll just take a seat and watch in awe, looking at pictures I had forgotten ever taking. This morning I saw a picture taken not so long ago of a couple on their anniversary, holding their cake at an angle so you could see the picture of them atop the cake.
They're divorced now.
Or I'll see one of the twins next door helping Cliff several years ago, back when they were little and cute, before they started chasing girls and before one of them had cancer.
I don't know where to find the pictures on my computer, so I watch until the slideshow moves on to another picture and then stop the show.
I only wish there were some way to stop the slideshow at a certain point so I could yell, "Hey, Cliff, come and look at this; here's something I hadn't thought of in a long time!"
But of course, you can't stop it, and there's no way to find the location of the picture. If I touch the mouse or keyboard, the slideshow is done.
It's very frustrating.
We went to Sedalia yesterday, intending to see all the things we missed at the state fair when we went on Monday.
We should have watched the morning news.
There had been 100-mile-per-hour winds, blowing down tents and shutting off the electricity to much of the city. We noticed lots of billboards down as we approached the town, and then saw that many of the stoplights weren't working. We weren't allowed onto the fairgrounds, so we went to a city park, ate our picnic lunch, and came back home.