View Through Screen

View Through Screen | Asheville, NC | April 2019

Don’t undervalue the screened porch. Sure, we appreciate that it lets air in and keeps bugs out. But the best benefit is how it softly filters the outside world. Everything — dogwood blooms, bird chirps, kid laughter — seems slightly distant, blurred or muffled. Perfect. Now I can focus undistracted on my good friend’s conversation: his late-life discovery of peace within and, on this sunlit afternoon, within this airy space.