Forget about transferring files and pictures. By now you know that I am using the technical term as a metaphor. This is about the transference of ideas, feelings, and emotions from one person to another, not from one computer
Consider when you had an extraordinary idea that you wanted someone to recognize the potential just as you were experiencing it. Or consider when you wanted to share a complex or deep-seated emotion with another and words were simply inadequate. In communicating your thoughts, there might have been extra intensity, urgency, and a tad of impatience. The energy it takes to gather the vapors of an idea into what could be deemed valid by another and then hopefully valuable, can take significant effort. And this is just in expressing the notion; actualizing an idea is another story altogether.
This is my idea of uploading. The idea or message is carrying more weight than usual. You have to lift it from the cozy burrow of thought into the brash light of day. The effort is not a bad thing, just extra. Techtarget.com defines uploading as “the transmission of a file from one computer system to another. The File Transfer Protocol is the Internet facility for downloading and uploading files. If you are uploading a file to another site, you must usually have permission in advance to access the site and the directory where the file is to be placed. When you send or receive an attached file with an e-mail note, this is just an attachment, not a download or an upload."
The sentence with "permission in advance to access the site" is worth rereading. To successfully communicate an idea, you need another person being receptive whatever you might be trying to convey or file.
Considering this idea further, do we give permission to ourselves to feel differently, or think new thoughts? Do we barricade ourselves from insights and ideas before they can access the self site? At times, I’ll brush aside an intruding thought trying to keep with my to-do list for the day, or to safeguard a belief, or fact. But what am I brushing aside? What drew the idea into my field of focus? Again, this would not be the normal bubbles of thought that accompany us throughout the day, but an intruder. A more precise description would be more like an unknown and unexpected guest that had arrived. As I think about this even further, it takes little effort to entertain a new idea and I don’t need much advance notice. Permission granted.
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Search Engine: a program on the Internet that allows users to search for files and information.
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