by Skip Cohen
I know I'm not alone in taking long walks down Memory Lane lately. As the world goes mad, my "panic room" escape to safety has become old videos and archived images. It's the one place I can go to simply appreciate great memories. Now and then, all of us need to clear our heads and unplug from the news.
So, this morning I took a scroll through YouTube and found this short video of my Dad and me from six years ago. I might have even shared it a few years back for a previous Throwback Thursday, but who cares?
Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Ironically, one of the most popular fund-raisers in history was all done wrong - but it didn't matter.
I teared up a little watching this. My Dad passed away a little over a year after this video, but the laughs we had that day live on forever. Even though I know Dad's watching over us, it doesn't change how much I miss him. And nothing changes how grateful I am to have been Ralph Cohen's son.
I know I've abused this quote by Jodi Picoult so many times before, but it's the only one that fits:
“This is what I like about photographs.
They're proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.”
Here's my advice for this Throwback Thursday: Whether you share your throwbacks or not, take the time for your own benefit and find a point to look back on. Find a moment in the past that makes you smile and your heart soar!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
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