|Pretty battered but still plays!|
Enter my first iPod.
I didn't even know what an iPod was nine or ten years ago. My co-worker Janet had just purchased one and since I was traveling much of the time, she encouraged me to ask for one for my birthday. So I did...and I was fascinated with all it could do. It was about an inch thick, and not only could I download songs from iTunes, but I could also transfer CD's on to this little gem. I could also listen to books and watch movies. It was a portable entertainment center.
Since the original iPod has come out, there have been sleeker, more intuitive versions, however since my old one has well over 3,000 songs, I was loathe to give it up.
It has been on a charger up in my office for the longest time (as I said before, the iPhone just makes it too easy) but I grabbed it for the road trip we were going on. WHAT A JOY THAT HAS BEEN!
There are songs (and artists) that I had totally forgotten about until the song popped up in the queue. Amazingly, the words to these songs (some which date back 40+ years) roll out of my mouth as if I have been singing them daily. Don't ask me what I had for lunch yesterday or who I had lunch with....but start a song that I knew oh so many years ago, and I am BACK!
I have been back from the road trip for three days, however, I am still dialing my way around the plethora of songs I have at my fingertips (literally).
While I don't know (or remember) everything, I am confident that if I have heard the song before (and liked it)....I can sing it!
Until next time,
your song leader,