Not Shutting Out the World

Things I heard during the three days I did not listen to music over my earphones when I left the house:

  • birds singing
  • children playing
  • lots of cars
  • louder buses while riding in them
  • human voices

It was an interesting several days: neither all that painful nor particularly revelatory. While I am not forsaking my music and podcasts for all time, I am trying to be a bit more mindful of not needing to plug myself in for every single minute I’m out and about.

On this day..