Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Ultimate Backup

"Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us. -- Thomas L. Holdcroft

Having just come through the trauma of a fried computer, I couldn't help but think, what if my brain were to crash like my hard drive? Wouldn't it be nice to have a full, recent backup? Well, sure. I can picture the scene:

Me in my comfy computer chair, USB plug planted firmly in ear, waiting while data whirred from brain to external backup DVD/CD drive. I'd carefully label each CD--probably date by decades, since I'm pretty old --and file the collection in a padded CD storage case on my office shelf.

Imagine the valuable info I'd retrieve: names and dates and people. Details of every event in my life. Clear images of moments that brought joy, tears, challenge, and regret. (On second thought, let's skip the regrets. I'll delete those.)

The ultimate backup would ensure me that no matter how hazy my brain gets, no matter what the age on my driver's license says, I would always be able to access the precious parts of life that make living worthwhile.

If you could make a backup of your brain, what would you save first?


THOMBU1 said...

There are some things I would like to forget. My Dad said once to me, "Son it is a blessing to be able to forget. What if you had to remember all that junk". You know that made a lot of sense to me, but as you said, some of those things you would never want to forget. Yes that ol grindstone does keep on turning, but if we let it polish us then we can reflect the Glory of our God to this darkening world. God Bless

Keiki Hendrix said...

A backup for your brain. Interesting. I would want to be like the guy in the 'The Book of Eli'

Toyin O. said...

Interesting concept.