Let's Visit on the Porch
This is a really striking quote about one of the most important things you can do on a porch, which is to reflect on your own gratitude.
It turns out that our ability to connect with other people is driven by our ability to connect deeply with ourselves. And that can be just a few minutes sitting on your porch feeling the breeze against your face. That can be a few moments spent in meditation or in prayer or remembering three things you’re grateful for.Vivek Murthy
So its a place to pre game connecting with others by connecting with yourself.
Musician Avi Kaplan notes that “I get on the porch with my guitar, look at my trees, and write a song.”
Its fine to hang out on the porch before going in. Its great to go out onto the porch after dinner. When you’re waiting for someone go out onto the porch.
There’s an entire pinterest dedicated to front porches, see it here.
Country Living has front porch decorating ideas.
House Beautiful has some ideas for beautifying the porch space.
Is your porch style tired? Get inspired with this article on a Blissful Nest.
Artist Lee Krasner discussing her quotidian life with Jackson Pollack found refuge in this part of the home—“With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication.
For whatever you’re trying to tell yourself as you sit and look out, if you need a new porch let me know. I’ll help you find one, and help you reflect on each decision point in the process.