"Stop. Wait. Shhh... can you hear that?"
I motioned for my friend to stop, and we stood in the heart of Millennium Park, the summer evening soft and cool around us. The steady chirp of crickets rose into the air, loud enough to nearly drown the sound of traffic less than a block away. For a moment, I was transported back to the porches of my suburban youth, listening to the sound of cicadas on the New England night.
"Can you believe we're hearing that sound, in the absolute heart of downtown Chicago?"
Grinning, we continued towards the Crown Fountain.
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