A few years ago my brother bought me an iPod for a present. At the time I didn't even know what an iPod was. Now the thing is almost full and I have got so many good things on it: Jay Z and Joshua Bell, Keb'Mo and Al Jarreau, and a short story by Oscar Wilde.
One day I was driving down Interstate 95 with the iPod in shuffle mode. Shuffle mode means that the iPod will create a unique sequence of songs on its own. I was listening to Alicia Keys when out of nowhere came the unassuming voice of Langston Hughes reading his poetry. I had forgotten that it was on the iPod. So there I was speeding down 95 with the windows open and the voice of one of my favorite poets resounding in my ears. I couldn't help but wonder what Hughes would think about it. Some parts of technology are marvelous.