To me, such observations were not remarkable. These audio tracks played constantly in the background of my daily life. And yet, as an adult, I am suddenly aware of their impact on me as an observer of the world around me. My family's accuity with nature is reflected in my own interactions with my surroundings.
Last night we biked home along the Lake, past some tall grasses and noisy, chirping crickets. And in my mind, I heard my mother's voice: "Hoerst Du die Grillen Zirpen?"