Streams of Time

chris field
7 min readOct 28, 2021
Photo by Chris Field. Rights reserved.

Google is nagging me to buy more storage. I have somehow used 15 gigabytes of digital space on email, PDFs, and photos. Mostly photos. Time to delete duplicates and blurry images. I jump into my Google photo collection and keep scrolling back all the way to 2002, the first dated picture I have stored there. Then I inch forward in time.

I have just gone back almost 20 years. Almost. The date of the first photo is January 17th, 2002. It…