One of the reasons that I have gotten relatively serious about photography is that photographs are a way of capturing memories. Even when our mind has temporarily lost recollection of an event in our lives a photograph will bring it back to life and we can re-live special times with family and friends. Those are the most important images to capture. Yes, I take photos of cars, landscapes, autumn leaves, etc., but the most important images that I capture are those of my family and the times that we share. The most important photographs that I own are some of those taken of my ancestors, long before I was born. Those images connect me to people, some that I never met, who lived life in different times, but I am where I am because of some of their decisions. Even if you have no real interest in photography, take the time to capture memories, print them and save them for your children, grandchildren and future generations that you will never meet this side of heaven. Memories, they are precious.