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.