Certainly, this can be approached by anyone, yourself or many of the fine recording studios and private businesses in your area recording audio life stories and imagery.
Nevertheless, our decades of experience, approach, insights and abilities set us apart in our guidance for you and your Family, and that is why we believe, of all the professionals, you would want to work specifically with us.
Yet, in reality, with today’s technology, anyone can record anyone, even without the use of professionals. The result may not be as good without professionals; however, the important thing is that almost anyone can record on their own and should, if that is the only way to get it done. Time passes, and we lose people and circumstances everyday. Doing something now, and regularly, is so valuable.
Remember, these are YOUR memories and Loved Ones' Voices. Wouldn't you want the best caretakers of the process to help with your Loved Ones? We can archive their voices to trigger memories for years to come and use our knowledge and unique cartakership to insure the most valuable and appropriate result, with everyone having a great time.
In our opinion, if one is able and understands how irreplaceable anything like a childhood, a parent’s mind, an event or even the progression of one’s own thinking really are, they would record everything possible, every day.
STARTING - TO STOP THE LOSS
Even when you sense the positive and inspirational effects that this process can have on your family, it is difficult to get started by yourself, much less at a professional recording level and on a regular basis with insight on all the great things you could record.
In fact, look at your life and see how much of this you have done in the past and/or intended to do. As time slips by, that reality of not really having done very much, and watching the opportunities go away, can be sobering for most families. It can become fundamentally depressing, when families finally begin to see what is lost for their family by not recording.
Of course there is one of the great conundrums of life; one tends not to want to recognize extreme value in something because to do so would underscore the loss for not having done it all along. For example; you may not have recorded your Grand Parents or your Father, and they have all passed on. However, your Mother is still alive, and you are still alive for your children. Yes, it is true that many have passed on, but you and your Mother are still here to recall what your Grand Parents and Father might have said or to attest to what they inspired in you. You are the continuity, the link to the past both in deed and in voice. Much of the voice will be lost forever. You have the ability to stop so much of that loss, if you record.
You and others can certainly do this recording without us. Yet, we are a great asset to have for high creativity, empathy, motivation and the people skills to help draw out life-affirming color in the lives of those who mean so much to you.
In addition, and critically so, many times the family members being recorded will respond better to us and become more candid, imaginative and enthusiastic than they ever will with you alone.
Yes, you can do this without us. We just collaborate with you to do it better.
WE MOVE YOU TO THE WONDER OF IT
We help you imagine what to do and then capture it for you, for your future records and for posterity.
We help you see that it is not only feasible to archive thoughts and feelings but that it is so achievable that recording should become a regular, incredibly rewarding part of your life. You can rapidly make it a reality for your Family and inspire them to keep it going long after you are gone.
THE DILEMMA OF HABIT & URGENCY
Families represent the culmination of lifetimes of wonderfully intertwined lives but with decreasing opportunities for the preservation of that living heritage. The habit of preservation, especially oral, in modern society is in fact not to do it or even see the need to begin. Yet, with growing children and continuing lives, the need to catch the fleeting voices before they silence or change, whereas always present, is usually only seen as needed at the end of the Family’s life.
We must break the present habit and begin immediately to preserve that which we can. However, having not recorded, how does anyone decide to take the step? Do we all have to lose those around us to get the point? Unfortunately, by the time we understand, too many things have passed that we cannot get back.
So, to make it possible to form a new habit of recording and to address the urgency among us, we need to make recording easily available and family-affirming. We work to do just that.
It is true that this type of archive Interviewing and Recording is something that you do not use now. However, once you try it, we believe you will look back and wonder how you ever did without its marvelous effects.
IN THE END
The more we cultivate a long-term professional relationship and rapport with your Family, the more we will, together, secure that which would have otherwise been fleeting.
That is why you record, and that is why we exist.
L I FE I S F A R G R E A T E R F O R R E C O R D I N G