For some stupid reason, last night, I accidentally formatted my memory card from my digital camera. This is upsetting in most situations but this also happened to contain a wedding job I just photographed. I FREAKED out. I begged and prayed, I ran in little circles in my room and chanted in expletives. Then I went into damage control mode and scoured the internet for data recovery software. I stumbled upon Stellar Phoenix, a Mac data recovery software. I didn’t care how much it cost (not too much) so I entered in my credit card details and downloaded it. Watching the progress bar with super human intent, I observed the software slowly extract what hopefully was useful data. I was impressed that it had a function that only looked for media files and categorised them. My photos were saved!
I know that there could be many reading this now thinking, “ha, I know where to find a free version”, or “he could have just done…” but in the dark of night where disaster strikes, one just has to find a solution and I feel I survived my first memory card disaster reasonably well. I didn’t sleep much that night but I slept, amazed that in a space of three hours I despaired, battled, fought and conquered without anyone in the world knowing of this epic war with my memory card. Well, unless you read this.
Could this be an allegory for a more spiritual message that you might have expected to read? You decide.