Yesterday I was out for a run when one of my earbuds stopped working suddenly. Completing the run with the loss of stereo sound was bad enough, but even worse, I had no backup earbuds.
What was I supposed to listen to now? Running with one working earbud was simply not an option. And the prospect of having to give up a soundtrack of The Byrds and Traffic for the birds and traffic was deeply unsettling.
As I was lost in this melancholy gloom, my wife returned from buying groceries. And there it was wedged in the bag between milk and bread: incredibly, she had picked up for me a set of $20 earbuds on sale for 5 bucks.
Mere good luck? Or the benevolent care of a creator who wants to ensure the stereo soundtrack of his faithful child remains uninterrupted?
I know where I’m placing my bets.