My external hard drive crashed today. Taking with it everything I've been working on for the last 10 years... an unexpected twist in my day, and, in my direction in life... and interesting hurdle.
Surely it can be recovered? I'll take it to the Geek Squad soon...
But if not?
Reflections on this event, and my ignorance as to the fragility of my hard drive, and also my ignorance for not having a back up... really puts my head in a state of shock.
To start over? At 42?
Did it all really have any value to me other than a terabyte of collected works and information that may or may not have essentially become a digitally woven security blanket?
If it IS all lost..
Losing a decade of work - writings, art, music, songs, videos...
It's like a fire that burns down your home, only it's your soul that burned up...or is it?
Is it good to have a clean slate?