This bench occupies a beautiful spot on the planet. But it seems flatly two-dimensional by itself. It needs more context.
That's it in the center foreground. Now it's just a simple piece of wood near a storybook New England coastal home.
And farther along the bluff, these three benches are sitting in a row.
Nearby, another classic New England house stands in the sunshine.
Sitting on a bench can magically mark time as an extraordinary moment. I think that's why I see a lot of old people sitting on benches in the warm sunshine - they've spent a lifetime finding out that "benchtime" is an important component of "lifetime." It is a period of time to stop moving, sit down, and just BE for a few moments and simply enjoy the warm sunshine. It's worth noting that dogs and cats mastered the sitting in the warm sunshine concept very early in their lives. Hmmmmm.