I hope to share it with my students next week, and have them consider a “small moment” which they would like to write about, too.
A moment of my recent trip to Europe that will forever stand out in my mind is the “Bird Wall”, a wall outside our hotel room in Paris. When we got back to our room the first evening after a full day of sightseeing, we opened the door and were greeted with the noisy evening chatter of a hundred birds! We’d left the window open, and so we could hear them singing in the courtyard outside when we arrived. The wall across the yard from our hotel room was covered in ivy plants, and a variety of feathered friends lived there, making their music each evening and late into the night. Such a cacophony I’ve rarely heard, but I enjoyed this special symphony tremendously!