Some of the things that I use change the pace of life so much that I sometimes wonder how I ever could have done without them. The things that enhance your every day, every moment, add bounce to the day, some kind of special energy, infuse it with spirit or comfort if necessary.
My trip to Stockholm last fall is etched in my memory by virtue of the songs I was listening to as I was walking around Södermalm and Norrmalm. It is hard for me to stop myself from singing in the street, so instead of hitting the high notes, I just replace them with a wide grin.
I also remember it for the podcasts I was listening to in the subway. Inspiring stories about slow life movement as I was hurrying off to get new stories and memories and meet the city.
And when they ask me what I will take away from some trip, apart from colors, fragrances and flavors, I always say, the Beats of the city.