As a NYFA Finalist, I was nominated to Aunt Karen's Farm residency upstate in Ostego County. I arrived to my residency on Monday and it was raining for the last two days. It was a culture shock, coming from the highly populated Jackson heights to this vast, rural and open area, but I’m in awe of the beauty, serenity and (noisy) quietude of this place. Have you ever tried to listen to the patterns of bird’s chirping? discern between them and hear all the rhythms in between?.