Her Three Most Important Songs

‘I can’t find my little music player.’

‘I didn’t know you had one.’

‘I don’t go anywhere without. One of the scientists didn’t need hers anymore. She wanted to throw it away. But then she looked at me and asked if I’d like to have it.’

‘Had many songs on it?’

‘Three songs and the Choral.’

Herman looks question marks at her.

‘Beethoven. Wow. Something I know that you don’t. Finally.’

‘I don’t listen to classical music – boring.’

She scoffs.

‘And three songs? That all?’

She shrugs.

‘In that case, don’t worry. I can afford to pay for your songs.’