I woke up this morning to the roar of traffic, as I always do living in an apartment high over a busy street. But as I was going about my routine, I hear bird song. I have no idea where it was coming from, or what they were doing this far up with no obvious resting places, but there was birdsong nonetheless.
And I paused and got lost in it.
And then I heard something leaking in my bathroom and was snapped back to the mundane reality of life.