Before I leave the house, I always make sure I have my… headphones.
Was there a time when I didn’t do this? Not one that I remember.
Walking around a college campus, I notice I am not the only one. We walk around with cords connecting our ears to our pockets and our eyes glued to our phones.
What happens in the rare case that I don’t have my headphones?
I experience a different world.
I meet an amazing woman from Jordan who suggests I try the local Middle-Eastern store.
I make a lifelong friend at the airport who has traveled the world to help children who come from broken families.
I meet two friends who have the same fascination with interior design as I do and we chat during the entire commute.
I meet a woman in her 50s, who also forgot her headphones, and we talk about life, relationships, and spirituality. I feel like we have met in another life.
I notice the conversations and love that surrounds me.
I make deeper connections.
Life has more meaning.