I wanted to tell you a wonderful short story I had heard.
Listen to this woman – clearly from within a couple hundred miles of that region between Cologne and Katmandu. She’ll tell you a tale pulled from the darkest depths of her distant memory. You’ll learn something about how all of us perceive things.
Well, the word “listen” was supposed to be a link directly to the audio, but I couldn’t make it work, and so I can only give you a link to a page that completely ruins the effect. Try to close your eyes go directly to the button within this page that says “Listen”.
Furthermore, the editing of the recording could be improved. I wanted to take what should have been just a moment to edit it and provide my own version of it for you.
Damn. Thwarted by deliberate copy protection and by Windows and this blog software unintentionally making simple things harder than they need to be. None of this would have stopped me if I was determined, but it did push the effort past the threshold of what I was willing to do this morning. And why? The story is freely available to be heard, both on the air and on the Web. Only the form sucks and I want to improve it. The story came from public radio – a non-profit in the public interest, and paid for by the public. They got the story from a government sponsored project called Storycorps. And neither public radio nor Storycorps were the authors – the woman in the story was!