So commuting to work today and my headphones didn’t fit over my head so no music from the ferry to work. With the snow and lack of traffic it was a more quiet and surreal experience. Even on the train ride to UW, it was quiet except for the whirl of the heater blowing and the swift movement of the train flowing on the tracks along the tunnel walls. Was definitely using my mindfulness skills to observe my senses and the things around me. I think with the technological age that we are in, we tend to try to shut out the noise of the outside world, or to at least control the noise that we let into our brain. But maybe that is a false notion and in fact, from time to time, we need to take out the EarPods out of our ears and just listen to the world around us.