Porch Sitting

Green Cove, Tessentee, NC

Sitting on the porch, looking out at the various obstacles strewn about between me ant the woods, I begin to grasp how it is that so many folks in distant towns pass whole years by simply looking at the world in front of them.

Far from simply staring out into space, the activity is actually quite involving. It is a process of active observation of the grass, trees, and people; of the changing patterns of light, and of listening to the many songs of birds heard over the blowing wind and pattering of yet another rain. But even beyond the tangible items that can be observed is the knowledge that the observer, too, is but one of the many things to be taken in by those who care to watch.

Copyright (C), 1998, by Ashley Guberman

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