As I write, Friday dawns. The fact we’re heading into the weekend is music to my ears.
Speaking of which, rumor has it, it was August 12, 1877 that Thomas Edison completed his phonograph. He recorded “Mary had a little lamb . . .” thus becoming the Wizard of Menlo Park. Here’s a clip of Edison recreating the original recording, for the phonograph’s 50th anniversary (1927).
While we’ve come along way since then, there remains something magical about those first, tinny sound machines.
With that, I wish you magic all your own in the days ahead. May they be filled with the sounds you love, with music–maybe a little dancing, too.
PS. The 1878 Thomas Edison Phonograph Patent print, above, is from Patents Wall Art. I don’t know about you, but I kinda love it.
PPS. If you’re up for a bit more history, check out this piece from The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park.