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Porches

I am very keen on porches this time of year. Last night after mowing the lawn I got a glass of ice water and sat down on our front porch -- and let me say that there is an important distinction between a front porch and a rear deck -- anyway, I sat on the front porch, and one by one family members came out and sat and listened to the evening sounds of spring... like the wind rustling in new leaves, various birds calling out their end-of-day songs, and a small plane overhead coming in to land at our little airport, at the end of what must have been a great day of flight.

It's like becoming aware of another world. Not of communication or electronics or obligations or worry... but a world of sights and sounds that you miss unless you do a full stop, then watch and listen.

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Hubcap said…
I have to say I am also very keen on front porches. Over the past couple of years my family has gone through a series of rough patches, but the times I remember enjoying the most were when my siblings and I would sit on the front porch and talk. The four of us could sit for hours going from subject to subject until finally something would make us split up. I hope that those evenings on the porch never cease to happen.

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