When I was a kid my dad always got the Reader's Digest. He is one of the smartest men I know and he never went to college but reads National Geographic cover-to-cover every month, books, the Reader's Digest, the morning paper, etc. and honestly, I think he is a genius.
Anyhow, I read quite a bit from the Reader's Digest as a child. Sometimes there wasn't much else to read and I could devour normal books in mere hours- I think the Count of Monte Cristo took me maybe 2 1/2 days to read. Anyhow, it wouldn't have been my first choice of reading material as 3rd grade girls are not the Reader's Digest's intended demographic. I came to love the vocabulary challenges and the quotation pages. There was a quotation about nostalgia- it'll come back to me when I wake from a dream at 3am but I can't seem to find it in the filing system of my brain right now. But it was something like: Nostalgia is knowing that was has been, can never be again.
Those words want to make my heart burst. Maybe I'm being melodramatic but it is true- once we've lived a moment it is scribed indelibly in our book of days. Some very smart people(dumb ones, too) say that nostalgia is silly, worthless, a longing for something we never had, missing a place we've never been.
But now we have technology and so here is a little piece of nostalgia I found, doing some spring cleaning on my computer. I was playing around with some video software and practicing with various audio tracks so forgive the poor quality. Sometimes, sometimes, all we have in the future are pictures, and those become our past. I hope my girls will remember this as part of their past. I know I will.