The Google Photos Rediscover This Day feature felt I needed reminding of today five years ago.
So, if their goal is to improve my day, then that was an Epic Fail.
The photo used here is another photo I took a few months later after she died and still processing my grief. That beach trip was the last trip we took. My trips over the next few months would be preparing my heart for her death. These photos were the last good time.
I could turn off Rediscover This Day. That seems like taking a sledgehammer to drive a nail. Maybe if all I had in there were bad memories, then sure.
I guess I could delete the photos about which I do not want to be reminded. While more selective, using the service as a way of sharing and storing seems pointless if I have to selectively store things I may not want reminding about somewhere else.
Better would be a “never remind me about this again.” A blackout for certain photos or sets that I specifically do not want to see again.