This Dinosaur is Me

Daily Prompt: Buyer Beware?

The year is 2214, and your computer's dusty hard drive has just resurfaced at an antique store. Write a note to the curious buyer explaining what he or she will find there.

Dear New Owner,

You have purchased a wonderful dinosaur that is me. It is my tangible footprints as I navigated through my life. You will find my journals, my stories, photographs of my loved ones, beloved pets, and many others. You will also find my email correspondence to and from my family and friends, along with a log of my day-to-day activities.

Your intelligent purchase has allowed you to learn all about me, a human being that lived 200 years before you. You will learn that I am not just a pile of rotting bones, but someone who lived, loved, felt pain and joy.

Dear new owner, I hope you are living in a world that is filled with love and peace, where war, hatred, and killing are only part of the distant past. I hope this beautiful earth is being preserved and kept pristine for your children and your children's children. I hope the animals of this earth are being treated with respect and kindness. I hope you have learned what to do and what not to do, from us, those who came before you and that history will no longer repeat itself.

I hope you will value this hard drive as I value a letter written by my distant relative during the Civil War before he lost his life in the Battle of Gettysburg. In fact, you will find the words of his letter in this hard drive.

With the closing of this letter, enjoy your new journey as you discover Priceless Joy.

Your Friend from the Distant Past,

Priceless Joy



11 thoughts on “This Dinosaur is Me

  1. Hi Priceless Joy,

    Sorry for this Grinchy comment, but . . .

    In 200 years, the data on your hard drive will be unreadable. Magnetic media just doesn’t last that long.

    Personally, I take comfort in knowing that the data on my old hard drives has a limited lifespan. The human capacity to forget can be a blessing! 😉

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