Papers and dockets and folders and paperclips and staples and envelopes and faxes and stamps and labels and papers and books and reviews and bills and copies and paper and files and computers and files and . . .
It makes me wonder how important it all really is. I would not take away one iota of human pathos from the tragedy of 9/11, but I do ponder what happened to all of the all-important notarized, certified, sealed, stamped and registered information that disappeared on that day.
I've tried to find some story, any story of someone somewhere whose life was discomfited in some significant way by the loss of an important original document in that awe-ful event.
And if not? What the hell are we doing, slaying paper dragons, day in and day out?
Oh right. To keep the IRS off our backs.
Apr 23, 2009