GRAND VIEW ON HUDSON/gunther
March 25, 2019
By Arthur H. Gunther III
(also on Facebook)
Porches are the soul’s resting spot. They are also the teaching sit-a-spell for one generation to the next. Whether it’s a traditional American small-town front porch, a Southern veranda or an urban stoop, there is emotional gold in tarrying there.
The newborn child is rocked on such porches. The old while away the sunset in their memories. Young, budding love greets each other. A kindergartener leaves for the first day of school from that porch, and, suddenly, he/she is going to college.
A grandmother imparts wisdom and encouragement to her family; neighbors stop to talk; someone in need is given care.
The porch is a thresh hold to the minutes, the hours, days and years of life.
The writer is a retired newspaperman. firstname.lastname@example.org