It is interesting the things you hear when you’re sitting under a tree. It was just after class started when I sat down. There were cars everywhere and the noises of engines and breaks squeaky were what I heard at the beginning. It was hard to drown out the noise of traffic but when I finally did, I could hear the birds fluttering above my head. They chattered and fused at each other as they moved from tree to tree. Then class let out and the human noise took over. People walked by and chatted about class and the never-ending meeting they were about to endure. They talked about their family and pets. One girl that walked by was talking about missing her dogs. Another walked by and was recapping a drunken night before to an exasperated friend (it was a week day). It really opens your mind when you spend some time just watching and listening.