Monday, October 20, 2008

Anger and Disgust (Sacrificed My Camera to Air India)

So, I would have already posted my first post about Italy by now if it weren't for a terrible misfortune.

When Dan and I were waiting for the last leg of our trip home from Italy (in the Chicago O'Hare Airport), he asked me if I had our camera. I said, "sure." When I went to grab it out of my purse, it wasn't there. A feeling of panic swept over me, then the tears came. I had out our new, Cannon Fine Pix camera on Air India's aged 747, the flight that was our transatlantic leg, taking photos of the wacky snacks we were served.

Dan tried to tell me there was a good chance we could get the camera back, especially if we told people it held our honeymoon photos. No avail, at least so far. Air India's representative assured me that two security sweeps found nothing on the plane. The Chicago Police Department that camps out at O'Hare didn't have anything turned into them either. The police sergeant said, "I bet you'd just be happy to get the card out of there, forget the camera." He's right. Hope is about gone.

We took 750-plus photos of the grandest vacation of our lives. The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museum, Dumo, Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Grand Canal, St. Mark's in Venice and more... all the photographic memories are lost, at least for now. Maybe I'll muster up the energy to write about the trip, but for now, I'm a little too sad. Dan reminded me that it was still the greatest trip we've ever taken and that doesn't change just because we don't have pictures—and that the trip was for such a special occasion—but I'm not ready to deal with it just yet. I am reminded again of my clumsiness and why I shouldn't be trusted with nice things.

7 comments:

Mirabelle said...

soooooooo sad for you. i know how upset you must be :( don't beat yourself up too much tho. just another reason to go back :)

Chiara said...

Maybe the next time you come visit us here in the big city I will let you take home some extra pics that I have from my trip to Italy...

Mira is right... just a good reason to go back!

Heather from the bar said...

NOOOO!!! I hope when the thief who took it looks at the pictures they will feel so bad that they will track you down... you didn't happen to take a picture of your address, did you? :) Your man is right, it doesn't change that it was an amazing trip... but it does suck... I agree with the above, another reason to go back :)

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Thanks Heather. That is another mistake... not having our address stuck somewhere in the camera pouch. Lesson number two (behind not being careless)! Dan has asked if the airline can post a reward for just the memory card. At this point, who cares about the camera! Hope your wedding planning is going well!

Kate said...

Oh Katy, that is too bad =( Don't be too hard on yourself, though; that kind of thing happens to us all.

On a brighter note, I am so happy that you and Dan had such a great trip!

annabeck said...

once upon a time there were no cameras at all. people had to rely on their memories and thoughts about visits such as yours. be happy you got to experience it. i'll let you rub it in my face with or without pictures.

mew3333 said...

That is such a sad end to an otherwise perfect wedding experience. I will keep my fingers crossed that the camera somehow finds its way back to you. Like everyone said at least you have perfect memories....not like this poor bride ;)

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