Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Back to Blogging with my “deep” thoughts
Do you think we will remember everything once we die? I ask this because Dan and I keep losing pictures, and I realized that this is one of the best ways for me to remember things (since we all know how great I am at writing stuff down). Unless I see a picture, it’s hard for me to remember what happened. And even then, it is just vague happy memories, not details. Last night I was organizing our pictures on our computer so I could blog more easily. Around midnight I discovered that the pictures that we took of that wonderful vacation that Dan and I took to California were missing. All of a sudden I could think of loads more pictures that we didn’t have. I went to bed sick to my stomach. How could we not back that up? I thought we had…So I laid in bed pondering my above question and just feeling sick that I had lost those pictures. Since we can’t take anything with us when we die (except for the knowledge that we gain while down here) I was thinking how great it would be if I could remember everything perfectly so that I didn’t need the pictures. Although, I did start to think that maybe it wouldn’t be so great because then we would remember perfectly all our faults and wrong choices and mistakes and everything too…but then forgiveness has to come into play there somewhere, but only if we repent…which apparently is loads harder to do once we die, which is why we are supposed to do it now. Anyway, these were my thoughts until I figured I would check our external hard-drive again. I found my California pictures and some others. We are still missing some from the first time our computer died, and I think we are missing a few from when the lap top died (we did try to back it up, but it was just an empty folder on the external hard drive…oops). So, it all ended well. But now I’m stuck with my random thought, do I really want to remember everything I’ve been up to? Maybe I should start living better so I will have way more good happy memories than not so happy memories.