There's something about old things that attracts us humans.
Old things bring back certain memories, are nostalgic, and remind us of old days long gone.
Days that we now sit back and reminisce about, smile about even though we might have not been all beams back then, laugh about even though we might have been crying.
The past claims a certain charm, with the present being intolerable as we go thru it, or indifferent to us at the moment and the future being a bleak spot in the horizon.
Show anyone an antique and they for sure will smile involuntarily or drift off into another world where this piece used to be a generic thing as opposed to an antique, and then perhaps despise the price (**since most antiques to people are overpriced, and vintage is really something 2nd hand that was worn to death, pun intended or worn by someone before you but thats another thing on it's own).
But one thing's for sure, if old things and old days aren't cherished we'd never have history classes, history books, demand for vintage products and antiques, and a blooming antiques market in almost every city.
It's like old things are reminders of lives once lived, experiences once cherished, lessons once learnt and taught/shared and ripple effect-ed through society; something that connects us to our ancestors, or people that have graced this Earth before us if only for a decade.
I also believe we sometimes seek refuge in the old days since they are over; we know what has happened, we're over it, but fear the future and present day since we are not that clued in on what's going to happen, or what the world has in store for us.
However life always ends up proving the fact that "History almost always repeats itself"; something that is neither entirely good nor bad.
In the end, nothing like a dose of nostalgia and sentimental bouts to remind us that time is fleeting and we have to make the most of it.
Ps. "We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they are called dreams."- Jeremy Irons
Photo Credits: Oh Joy , and the original source of those images are from Jessica Claire named "1 of top 10 wedding photographers in the world in 2008" by the American Photo Magazine (**note those images are from a vintage-inspired wedding shoot, the images are simply exquisite!)