This afternoon I had a studio shoot for a television program. I record the audio with dual redundancy. It gets recorded with the main video feed, then I record it into a computer and also into this recorder pictured.
A couple hours after the shoot, I realized that I forgot to turn this recorder off. It was still going 03 HOURS 26 MINUTES 45 SECONDS & 18 FRAMES after I initially needed it. The best thing about it? It still had 144 HOURS of recording space left.
And then I realized what an unusual thing it is to have that much margin. It wasn’t max’d out, and had no problem handling the oversight of me forgetting to hit STOP.
I hope to be more like that recorder – not rushed, not thrown off by small interruptions; living with enough margin to absorb the small daily fabric-of-life things that might serendipitously show up.