I’m always taking pictures.
“People are taking pictures in country all the time. But then we leave with the images.” I listen to Becky often. But there were a couple barriers.
And then some friends gave me some money for the trip. And then Nancy and I bought an iPad mini, which would have an app that drives the printer. And then some people familiar with our journey said, “That’s a great idea for where you are going.”
So we bought the printer and 60 sheets of paper. The prints are about the size of a business card. They cost about fifty cents. They print in a minute or two on a printer tethered by bluetooth. Which means that you can walk a path holding the iPad and printer in one hand as you print copies.
I took a photo of one of our innkeeper and his wife. They smiled. And then I printed the photo, wrote a note on it and handed it to him. He laughed. He kissed the photo. He showed it to everyone.
I took a photo of a young man sitting next to me, looking at other photos on my iPad. He smiled. Then I printed a copy. He took it carefully. He looked at it closely. And he slipped it into his pocket.
I took a photo of a group I was talking with. I printed one copy. Someone quietly asked if I could print one for each of them. And so I did.
I easily used up all 60 pages. I understand the value of leaving a legacy. I underestimated the practical power of leaving photos.