The Bubble

As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been taking CD’s with me to work so I have music to help drown out the chaos around me when I need to write. I’ve been listening on the computer headphones, but decided yesterday to plunk down the astronomical sum of $28 and buy a portable player. It was a better idea than I realized.
First of all, the sound – Cheap electronics just keep getting better and better. But the really interesting part is the psychology.
I took my new toy with me yesterday afternoon to the library. I popped on the headphones and was in my own little world, surrounded by a bubble of personal space and privacy, oblivious to those around me. I guess this is the same bubble I’ve been needing at the office, a safe space in which to work. But I never imagined it would be transferable, able to follow me as I travel the world at large.