Thursday, June 6, 2013

Memories erased

The past weekend my hard disk crashed.

It is normal for the disk since it has a life span of only 3-4 years. However, the sad part is that I did not get my backup.

My documents and pix are gone!

The pictures that I clicked helped me create memories; were now history.

It was a sad moment since memories are usually clinged onto and today mine got erased. I have no proof left!

The neurons in my brain have some fond memories captured, but alas with age even these nerve cells will degenerate. What I fear is that when my kid will be in college, I will have nothing to cling as fond memories.  Unless I scratch my gray matter, and try hard to focus on a place or an occasion.

So, do you think erasing memories is good or bad?

Unfortunately, bad memories do not need pix since they register hard into the brain. The good memories tend to be taken for granted and get overwritten. My attempt right now is to keep those good memories intact.

However, man tends to make memories each day, and by not living in the present with the fear that I might erase my good old also wrong.

Thus, with a heavy heart...I let go of my ~2 years of memories that were clicked and stored on my computer, and start registering each day since; living in the present will help me make new memories.

Mantra for today: The present has all the action. Do not deprive yourself of it.


Janine Huldie said...

Oh I am so sorry you lost all your pictures and memories. I can't even imagine and have a lot backed up, but still have so much more to do. And after reading this I so need to do that like yesterday, because I really hate to lose all my kids pictures and stuff. Voted for you like always!!

Unknown said...

Oh God- this is a pain. So sorry. How do you get them back? The memories and the photos? I guess they're in your heart.

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thanks Janine. Yes, please do take back up on monthly basis. Lesson learnt the hard way :( sob sob!

Thanks Cheryl. I could not retrieve the hard disk thus, what my gray cells can store/remember that is it...sob sob!

Unknown said...

Oh no! So sorry, Ruchira!

Ruchira Khanna said...

yup, lesson learnt the hard way, Roshni.

These days I plan on consuming more almonds to keep my brain cells

Michelle Liew said...

I think it depends on the memory...sone we'd want to keep, some we'd be thankful for that they've been erased! Good mantra, Ruchira!

Melanie Chisnall said...

Oh no Ruchira, I'm so sorry to hear about your pics and info being wiped out! My heart would literally drop as well. But you have the right attitude. We can make new memories every day, and at least you still have the memories of some of those great moments. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

I'm so sorry about your hard drive, and that is a good reminder for me to save my information. I would be in trouble with my writing business if I lost everything. Love the mantra.

Have a great weekend, Ruchira!

Ruchira Khanna said...

thank you Melanie and Bill.

Happy Friday!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Ouch! I hate when that happens! That being said, I still don't back things up well or often--So, so, sorry that this happened to you!

mail4rosey said...

What about the Fix It Stick or something like that?? I forgot what it's called, but it's designed to get to the crash and get it running long enough to get your photos, if I'm not mistaken.

I need to back up too, I haven't in forever.

I'm sorry you lost your pics.