After I move, one of my first tasks will be addressing the potentially hundreds of CD-Rs and DVD-Rs I own at risk of disc rot. Most of the data is replaceable. This data is also all the result of backing up data from computers, so there isn’t much of a risk of actually losing any data for good. Even still, it will be good to make sure that these discs still work, and downsize somewhat.
No matter how much we mentally prepare for change, life can slip out of control instantly. “Tout passe [everything goes], tout lasse [everything tires], tout casse [everything breaks].” The concept of “control” is a mental construct of our collective imagination that we dare wield to challenge The Great Unknown in a battle of normalcy over our chaotic reality. With only tangential relation, how might Trishna (center) and John (right) handle vulnerable moments in “The Story?”
Life’s about change. We forget our sleeping dreams to pursue the dreams we can live. Change is hard. We don’t want to say goodbye to friends or tear down our good work. It’d be painful before to take down elaborate sets, now it’s not callousness, it’s looking forward to better setups. We’ll make new friends and can rekindle old, so while we can’t return to right now, we can steer change toward building better moments!