White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Benches, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



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.



2 comments:

  1. Yes, "Hmmmmm" referencing cats and dogs enjoying the SUN as She Shines; most likely they do so because they remember something, (instinctual ) that humans by all accounts have forgotten.

    :) I see you didn't post my comment on your Dec.14th article. 'Tis okay that you didn’t but alas...also the comment 'tis true.

    S in Southern C

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    1. I did post it - just not as quickly as you may have expected - I'm retired, I do things when I do things. :-)

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