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After 2 years of faithful, daily service, providing my ears with a storehouse of sermons, lectures, interviews, podcasts, and some music–my ipod has breathed its last. This sudden death occured yesterday at 12:34pm. Looking back I now see that there were some early warning signs–but none of it prepared me for this sudden loss. Even though our relationship lasted for only 2 years, my ipod and I were quite close. We spent time together every day.
Today I’m in mourning.
Soon I’ll be heading out for an afternoon trail run. The reality is already sinking in–today I will be running alone–no ipod strapped to my left arm.
I think I’ll spend today’s run brainstorming and praying about how I can begin a relationship with a new ipod. Since I’ve been using my ipod nearly every day for 2 years, I’ve found it to be of immense benefit to be able to listen to quality preachers and teachers (and a handful of music artists) as I jog, drive, and handle various mundane tasks (taking out the trash, filing, cleaning, etc.). I really do believe that this little piece of technology has helped me grow as a pastor, teacher, preacher, and blogger.
Therefore, I think it’s important that I enter into a new ipod relationship very soon. I’m going to take a look at my bank account and take a look at the ipod discounts that are out there and see what I can do. I think this is the way my departed 4th generation click wheel 20GB ipod would’ve wanted it.
If, by chance, you’re involved in a dysfunctional ipod relationship and you’d like someone else to befriend your neglected pod, I’m open to adoption proceedings. Donations will also be accepted, just make sure to note that your check is given “in memory of JB’s loyal 4th generation pod.”