There are many variations of death, resurrection and salvation. My Mac died last Thursday. Maundy Thursday? Is that auspicious? I almost had a heart attack when I saw the screen fade away into the mists of Hades, populated by the wraiths of dead motherboards and CPUs. However, thanks to some brilliance on the part of two computer-savvy friends (I am not computer-savvy), my files were resurrected from the hard drive.
Of a sort.
And now I have a brand-new Mac.
Nirvana. Which does not exactly fit into my concepts of death, resurrection and salvation, but, being a writer of fiction, I can afford to take some liberties with words. Nirvana. Is that Hinduism or Buddhism? I can’t remember off-hand. If it’s Buddhism, then that’s apropos, as Buddhism diagnoses the problem with life as suffering. The answer? Enlightenment.
The computer suffers, therefore, enlightenment is found at the Apple Store.