Recently I bought an expensive hand-held tape recorder (The Tascam DR-44WL) and I put it on my desk. I didn’t touch it for over a month. I couldn’t decide if there was nothing that I wanted to remember, or if there was nothing that I should remember.
I could hear the sound of birds as I sat at the desk. They sang beautifully at dawn. And so one morning, before I watered the crab apple tree, I took the tape recorder and I left it next to the bird feeder.
When I awoke the next morning, I could hear the sound of birds, coming from a tape recorder, but the tape recorder was gone.