On our taxi ride to breakfast this morning, I noticed that the driver muted the radio as we drove by a graveyard. I thought this was so interesting because whenever I pass by graveyards, whether it is via car or walking, I always turn off whatever music I am listening to. No one ever taught me to do this, and I've never seen anyone else do it before until now. My english teacher from middle school taught us about "common grounds," and how they unite seemingly different groups of people. So today I discovered an unexpected common ground I have with an Istanbul taxi driver. Just something that made me marvel.