A few weeks ago, I caught the bus, and before I even sat down, I started rummaging in my backpack for my earbuds. After tipping the bag’s contents out on my lap in an increasingly frantic state, I realized: I must have left them behind. I had a 50-minute bus ride ahead of me, plus a 20-minute walk home, and I couldn’t remember the last time I’d spent that long in idle silence, without the dulcet tones of a favorite podcast to entertain me. I seriously considered an Uber, just to avoid being alone with my thoughts.
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