Monday, December 26, 2005

Impermanence II

I'm thinking of the context in which my students are growing up. I have to get around to preserving the last few years of digital images of my family, printing good photos, burning cds, dvds of captured video. It's so much work! So much easier when it was just on paper to begin with. Sometimes I think, what really needs to be documented, anyway? Then my daughter, 6, asks during a dinner table conversation, "What did you write about in your high school papers?" Lo and behold, I had them in a box in the closet, so I could actually pull out those bad papers and show her. It was worth it.