The days I have my headphones, I sit in silence for hours at work. Often, I realize I've had them in with no noise vibrating through them for some abstract amount of time. I'll pull my chair back to leave and they'll fall from my ears. But the days I don't have them - I forget them at home - I'm miserable, I crave a rhythm or melody to flood my mind. The silence feels empty, unfulfilling, uncomfortable.
Today they sit right beside me so naturally I'm loving the peaceful quiet of my office. No need for what we have.