Music is a powerful source.
It can bring me to a Caribbean party on a snowy day.
Or make me look forward for Christmas in the mid of July.
It can calm me down after a long day.
Or give me the energy to survive the last hour at work.
Keeping my earphones in is also a good way to isolate myself from the world.
People would notice you don’t feel like socializing and won’t bother you.
But then that day comes.
You forgot your earphones or your battery is gone.
It’s only a 20 minute commute from work to home, but I was pretty annoyed when this happend to me today.
Now, I do have to admit, whenever this is the case, something interesting happens.
I walked up to the busstation and was shivering of the cold.
I saw a man and a woman standing there.
They seemed to be of the same ethnicity, which made me think they belong together.
The man decided to talk to me.
“Cold right?”, he initiated the conversation.
Soon we talked about the weather, living in Denmark and making new friends.
Pretty soon I was informed about the cute story how he met his girlfriend.
He even asked me for some job advice and I shared my experience.
When we got to our end destination, he gave me a tight hug and told me it was nice talking to someone like me.
I was extremely surprised and a bit flabbergasted.
But his action left a smile on my face which I still cannot seem to wipe away.
Faith in humanity: restored.