I believe that everyone and every living thing matters. That life experiences matter. Most importantly, that no one should ever be forgotten.
Years will come and go and you will get older. You will have to rely on your memory or the memory of others to remind you of your happy and beautiful moments; your life experiences and the person you loved most. The one that is or was important in your life, and the one that is or was dear and near to your heart.
But what happens after so many years, or when nature takes its course?! Your mind and memories slowly start to fade and you forget. You forget about the places you have been and the feelings it evoked. How your loved one physically looked, or what they were like and that they did exist and were here full of life. That they mattered so much in this world to you.
The one thing that fills that hole, that gap, the fading of memory through time is a “Photograph”, a picture.
I believe that if they were born into this world, then no one should ever be forgotten. They matter and are important to someone, no matter what their station in life is and no matter where life’s journey takes them or has taken them. They are someone’s life partner, wife, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, husband, grandfather, son, brother or uncle.
They are and were here, they exist and existed, and they are and were human beings, sentient.