Dear Saved File

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File Folders Free ClipartWe all have completely different filing methods which should, theoretically, work the same.

Dear Saved File,

I tucked you into a folder because I knew it would be a while before I needed you. I had a basic idea of when it would be. I dated you so I could remember when the idea had occurred. It would help me realize its relevance when I needed it again.

Like all things, time got away from me. The months stretched to years. The computer was traded in on the next model but not before I scavenged all my information to live on a sector of the new hard drive. Then, a new computer came. You were moved into a folder called “Ancient Drive”.

Today, as I am occupying my time with digital clean up, I came across a date which seemed totally irrelevant. Nothing whatsoever presents for why the date is memorable. Let’s click it and see what it is.

After a bit of translation, the text springs to life. You take my breath away the way a tornado clears the plain.

The words echo as I read them. I could have written them today. How can that be true? The only constant is change. Am I really just the same today as I was those long years ago?

Perhaps in that insignificant date I found a truth I was not ready to face at the time. I am the rock I seek.

Quietly,

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  1. I cannot answer this question about relevance, although I have come across old writing that surprised me, in a good way.

    No, to the second part of the question. :-(.
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  2. I have run across things I wrote, like you in ancient files. Some of it causes me to sit and breath through tears, others I simply smile and shake my head.

    Some, well some I am starting to share with some fear. Mostly poetry.
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  3. Q1: Yep. I burned the poetry; some of the prose I still use…
    Q2: Nope.

    The Hopi Elders told us: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”….

    xoxo

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    • I seriously considered ditching some of the ancient poetry I found. In the end, I have kept all of the old stuff to remind me how much has changed. The Hopi have it right. xxx

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  4. It’s funny but when I open some of my ancient files I find some rather rubbish writing of mine, of course at the time it was written I must have thought it worth saving but no, some of it is not worth keeping. It’s not always like that though, sometimes an old file is opened and inside is a real treasure, so it is a treat brushing off the cobwebs and delving deeper. You never know there could even be something worth publishing in there somewhere 🙂 lol

    Have a very sweet evening Red 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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    • I think I feel the same way about the journals. (See my comment to Tess.) I keep some of the old musty things simply to gauge what my writing is like now… and no longer. You should let me look in that ancient folder… xxxx

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      • That Ancient Folder…

        It has a nice ring to that doesn’t it my dear friend and I am seriously thinking of writing something completely new for you to have a look at. I have some good ideas on how it will all pan out and hopefully it will be good enough for a decent read. It will be dark and bloody with an added twist of the macabre to whet our appetites, now all I need to do is get my ass in gear and write it.

        You know I might send you a very old manuscript (not for publication you understand, it is far too ridiculous for that, but it could give you a few chuckles, I know it did me after reviewing it last week, wow did I actually write that rubbish? lol), it’s an old one that has a politics angle, but slapstick in all of its form.

        Okay time for me to sign off now and get some of my domestic chores into operation, I do enjoy the house cleaning tasks, hmm… 🙂 lol

        Andro xxxx

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        • I would like to read it, although I recall telling you that once upon a dream. Mayhap, you can join the krewe and get in the forum (which will be migrating soonly) and get some encouragement, support and feedback. xxxx

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          • If I ever find the time I will do just that my sweet friend 🙂 You know, if I ever do send you the cobwebbed mention I will have to edit to the maximum or you will think it is a dinosaur ready to be slaughtered… lol

            There are literally tons of errors in there…

            Andro xxx

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