I think this assignment’s goal was to help me realize that sounds have meaning and purpose, and even things that might just be considered background noise have their own unique stories and relevance to the world around us. Capturing sound can seem scary and vast – like an unattainable goal because of the intricate and complex ways sounds interact with each other. However, I can understand now that observing a sound or sounds means just as much as analyzing a painting or a short story. You can never truly escape sound – something is always around you to listen to, even if you don’t realize it. Therefore, it’s important to learn how to interpret these sounds and what they mean and represent. The specific sound something makes can actually describe it, allowing someone to make more sense of the audial world, which is essentially the world in general.