I took this picture three years ago today and I love that I can know that so easily. Luis and I were in Brisbane and were headed downtown that afternoon, so we left a note for our host, written in stones. That evening, we met some gorgeous new friends, Lisa and Dayna, whom we still miss. We also, unfortunately, got into a fight with our host that evening, about the fact that we'd gone downtown without her. I've been fortunate to live a life largely without much arguing, so when we were embroiled in it that evening, I felt really angry about it.
Anyway, my point isn't about the fight, and it's not even about our beautiful new friends we met. It's that every day now is an anniversary of some kind. There is a date stamp on every photograph we take digitally, and every email has one also. As a result, there is always an opportunity to look back and measure life by any ordinary day. It used to be that I'd reflect on my year since my last birthday, or even last Christmas, or the first day of school last year. Now, with just a bit of searching on my computer, I can look back at what I've done and how I've changed since something as simple as writing a note in stones three years ago.