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.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

I'm so excited you just had four posts (or was it more?).

Rorie said...

I'm so glad that you found those pictures! I still get sick to my stomach every time I think of the 2003 pictures that we lost. :(
And yeah, memories are great, but you definitely need something to help back them up. So take lots and lots of pictures! :) Oh, and writing in a journal is really good too. Not that I do it, but it's still really good.

Ma & Pa J. said...

I see you got that MAC to work and even the pictures. Once you get used to it you will never want to go back to a PC. He He! I loved all of the blogs and it was the perfect Thursday night activity for me tonight. Made my day to see and hear about all you are doing. Thanks Tarah!

michelle said...

My kids sure love hearing the things I wrote down. Not too many of them, but they love hearing about the silly things they did when they were little. Keep it up!!!

Loni said...

Way deep thoughts. You need to pick a few of the bestest (neat word, huh?) pictures and print them just so you have a little back up. copying to a disc isn't a bad idea either, but both take time and effort.

Glad you found the pictures.