The song, “Little Boxes”, originally performed by Malvina Reynolds, was written as a commentary on the monotony of 1950’s cookie cutter suburban neighborhoods. When I was wandering the city immediately around campus one night, it was dark, and I found myself having to pay close attention so as not to get lost in the never-ending array of seemingly identical houses and neighborhoods. The experience reminded me of this song and all that it represents. I’ve included my personal favorite version of the song as sung by “Walk off the Earth”.
(This is the sky view of the somewhat “cookie cutter” neighborhood surrounding SDSU, as well as the campus itself.)