Writing/Essay/Journal
The song By The Train Tracks is about a man who sits by the side of the road and watches people as they go about their lives. Have you ever seen a train go by and wondered where it was going? Or wondered about the people on it? How often do you think about other people? Does doing so help you put your own life in perspective? Also what does Brown want her audiences to get from her work? If you could make a living doing what Brown does, would you and why?

Activity
“People watching” can be a lot of fun. Sit for a while in a public place and just watch the people who are around you. What do you imagine is going on in their lives? What can you tell about them from the tiny sliver of time in which you share the space? Create a piece of art about your experiences and the people you have observed.