Monday, March 1, 2010
Dark Night of the Soul.
On Saturday I spent an inordinate amount of time making up for an unfortunate occurrence. Sometime on Friday evening I lost my external hard drive. For various reasons this was a truly disturbing interjection into my reality. It cost me well over a $100 to replace it, and although I was able to do so, I still felt the pain of having to spend the money on something I had the day before. Also, the bulk of everything I've created artistically over the last two years was on that drive. So were virtually all the photos I've taken of my son since he's been born.
At first I was troubled by the idea that someone could pick up my files, and claim them as his/her own. But upon reflection it struck me that despite the fact that the photography and poems included represent work that I'm quite proud of, I don't have to worry about anyone getting rich off them. Believe me, I've made some efforts in that direction already, and I stand fully behind my stuff. If a thief was able to break through with the material, then I could easily prove that they were my images originally. I'd benefit from the publicity of the affair.
On the other hand I found it a bit of a relief that I had everything on that drive on other storage devices. I had not gotten around to cleaning my memory cards and zip drives of my files. It's a good thing I haven't been very organized.
So despite the loss of time and money this entire situation comes down to simple inconvenience. i've dealt with a lot worse. And I've had another chance to review my recent work. Good times.