Not to make light of the term MIA, but the post I prepared for today is MIA somewhere in my computer.
As usual, first thing this morning, I looked over what I had written and edited, highlighted it, selected copy, and all of a sudden there was a blank page. Can’t find it anywhere no matter what I’ve tried. The title keeps coming up but says there are no words.
I’m reminded of when I first started using a computer more than twenty years ago and was terrified that if I pressed the wrong key every word ever written in the English language would disappear. When I took my second-graders to the computer lab, I watched as they fearlessly pressed keys and used tools I didn’t even know existed. It was the fearlessly part that impressed me. Meanwhile, it is only recently that I abandoned pencil and paper altogether and used the computer for composing and editing. Previously, I liked to see what I had crossed out, what I had added, all that good stuff in drafts.
Result: I have no hard copy of today’s intended post, barely a note or two. Maybe someday I’ll find it!
© Dorothy C. Judd
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