As I sit in Goshen Lounge, I see and hear many things happening around me. I am close to many other people and the doorways to various stores. As the people walk by me there is a small gust of wind from behind them that feels like when a car drives by you on the road. This place is so very calm. A few people sit down next to me, and they all chat quietly while drinking Starbucks. Everyone that is walking through the lounge and talking with their friends seems to be having a good time just hanging out. Most people are smiling. I hear people whispering and laughing. One student walks quickly with an unhappy look on his face. Some people are sitting here listening to their iPod and studying. The quiet buzz from their iPods is calming. With everything going on in this one single room it still seems very quiet and peaceful to me.
This room is so noisy I can't even stand to be in here. Someone spilled their drink all over the floor. It made a huge mess. It looks like it has just rained inside the building since there is a huge puddle now. Some of the drink landed on the wall and is now running down the wall just like a drop of rain. It has gotten really noisy with many people walking through to go to dinner. They are stomping down the stairs as a herd of elephants would walk through the plains. Someone gets bumped when they are walking down the stairs and yells. People are talking loudly to their friends and laughing. As the crowd of people move downstairs not many people are left. Most people are starting to leave. There are very few people in here now and most are headed to their room to go to study, relax, or sleep. The quiet is so different from all of the noise earlier.
I decided to use Goshen Lounge as my observation spot because it seemed like a calm and place to sit where I could observe the surroundings. There are many businesses, people, and places to sit inside Morris so...