Monday, January 21, 2008

Audio-Visual Memories

For the last two days, we've been watching old videos of the kids (I'm actually trying to find a specific clip, and I can't remember the date it's from, so we're just watching the whole videotape!). I forgot, until I put in the first tape, how prominently Bijoux/the real Ruby appears in all of our home video, back in the day.

While the reminders of how big she was (twice as large as our beagle Roxie), how sweet she was, and how good with the kids she was are bittersweet, it is heartwarming to see her (and hear her!) "in action" again. I have spent the last year only focusing on the photos (for the book), and totally forgot that I have plenty of memories to revisit on video.