Photo Prayer 2021-10 — Speaker Cabinets

I am as surprised as you, my faithful companions. It’s landfill time! For over forty years you filled my life with music as I moved from one marriage to another and yet another, from the second largest state to the second smallest, from my early thirties to my mid-seventies. Through your speakers came sound from vinyl LPs, radio, cassette tapes, CDs, and Bluetooth. If I live another forty years, then I will simply think “play Tommy Duncan’s Time Changes Everything” and my iBrain implant will play the song unchanged since it was first recorded in 1940 in Saginaw, Texas. Once more I will hear that the dark clouds are gone and there’s blue sky again, that time changes everything — but not, apparently, the song.

Photo of the astonished author and two speaker cabinets about to be junked.
Photo and text copyright 2021 by Danny N. Schweers.

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Patricia wrote:
That is a great, classic, photo. [DANNY REPLIED: Yes, I had classic black-and-white photography in mind when I was setting up this shot, wondering how Aaron Siskind would arrange the camera and subjects, wondering how Cindy Sherman would pose.]

Rob wrote:
LOL - Great picture and post Danny!

Elaine wrote:

Ron wrote:
Great photo! On a religious note, it looks like you and your friends are speaking without "tongues”. Speaking in tongues, also known as glossolalia, is a practice in which people utter words or speech-like sounds, often thought by believers to be languages unknown to the speaker. One definition used by linguists is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice.

Alice wrote:
Love the humor and the picture. Alice

Lynn wrote:
How dare you even consider abandoning those faithful companions? Have you no sense of loyalty to those that have been with you through all of the ups and downs of your interesting life?

Bill wrote:
That's a photo that should win an Interesting Faces prize! All 3 faces, that is!

James wrote:
The unchanging song sets a benchmark for the changing in you. You have been through a great deal, my friend, and are transformed by it. For the better.

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