A thing is a record. It's a thing so it has a beginning and a history. I am drawn to the relic. an object or palce of obvious use, fingerprints, string of events. To record it is to honor it. More often than not, I don't know the provenance of my subjects but in this case I do. It is our dear sweet departed friend Stephen Spyrit's trombone. His hands and mouth made so much music and poetry with it, that it vibrates. We all honor his memory. And his trombone.