A Saturday morning in my favourite classroom. Outside the west-facing window is a huge tree. It gives one the feeling of being perched high up in the branches! Teaching the higher level classes is a different kind of treat. While it enriches one's own language skills, one doesn't necessarily have to 'teach' them. "Facilitate" would be more apt. So while they work on some assignment, I look out of the window for my version of eye candy - the green foliage - and look for birds. All I see is a couple of doves. One continues to sit outside and peers into the classroom for quite a while. Soon enough it notices me looking at it. It looks at me and I look back and we both enjoy the companionship. :-D It suddenly occurs to me that it must be watching us the way we watch birds or animals and their interactions and must be trying to figure out what a bunch of humans is doing all huddled around tables, looking down intently at something. Nobody talks to anyone else. And then it dawns! We must look like animals in a zoo and the dove is visiting its version of the zoo and learning a little bit of German in the bargain???