Tangled

When the music stops, you remove the earbuds from your ears and carefully wrap the cord around your hand, returning the headphones to your pocket. But when you reach for them hours later, they are a complex puzzle of tangled wire. […] We often make room for calm and unencumbered peace. We establish routines for mediation. We create interstitial zones for solace.

Then we shove this serenity in our pockets and go about our busy days as normal. Meetings and phone calls and emails. Glowing screens and interruptions and noise.

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus: Tangled Sounds

I share the sentiment.

But if you use headphones a lot, getting AirPods will save you a lot of frustration as well.