Making photos is forward-looking, but enjoying photos is backward looking. Photos are time-traveling tools.
Just try to show someone a photo and without launching into a longer story that sets the scene, or tells what happened next.
Your life is a series of interconnected stories. Photos record those stories.
Your immediate emotional response to a photo is the clue that it has a story worth telling.
Dread of feeling too much might keep us from delving into photos from our past, but connection isn’t dangerous.