Take the headphones out

Spending more time at home in the past few months, the only way of getting out of the house has been walking through neighborhood. Not only have my exercise goals been crushed,” but I’ve been able to finally listen to all of those podcasts that have accumulated — and found more!

The other morning on a walk, I felt a strong urge to rip the buds out of my ear. For the remaining mile of my stroll, there was nothing to hear besides what was around me. The sidewalks I have frequented felt new and alive in a way they haven’t in a long time. And I felt a part of them.

As energizing as it is to get the latest information and insights as the day begins, the birds are pretty great at it too.

Sun hits some purple flowers in front of a decorative set of Doric columns


July 20, 2020