No Music Day was on November 21, just a few days ago. I know what you are thinking… how ridiculous does that sound? But in fact it goes much deeper than just alleviating music for the day. It’s about taking out the headphones, looking around and recognizing others with a little old-fashioned eye contact and a smile. When traveling especially (or in high school hallways) there seems to be two skinny white wires peeking through every girls’ long hair, or behind a Burton hoodie. What if the headphones were out, what if your iPod was dead? Then what would you do? How about turning to the person next to you on the train and striking up a conversation, hey that person might introduce you to her hot-as-hell niece who is studying the same thing as you at university and maybe that very niece will be your future wife… just saying, it could happen. If you have the headphones in, that serendipitous situation just might not occur. Now, by no means am I anti-music, AT ALL, in fact I appreciate it in all capacities, I do, however, support the notion and the effort in enjoying social interactions, slowing things down a bit and striking up a conversation with a stranger. The quiet man in his late 70s (who didn’t have his iPod in) next you in seat 4C en route from San Francisco to Philadelphia just might be the neighborhood physician from your husband’s hometown in South Africa, what a small world! Afterall, it happened to me.