Friday, March 20, 2009

Places we sit

A friend once suggested that she'd love to see a book that describes - in words and pictures - favorite outdoor places to relax. Maine would be particularly fertile ground to mine, the way people use the banks of a river, coffee shops, almost anywhere around a harbor, the semi-famous practice of garage-sitting, beaches, backyard decks, front porches, mountain ledges, lawn chairs on driveways. (That these three women sitting on a bench on the Santa Monica pier actually look more rightcoast-ish than leftcoast-ish just reinforces the idea.) Baby boomers want to be outside, are losing a bit of energy, don't have money to travel far, try to recapture community, enjoy beverages and snacks, will have lots of leisure time - sound promising?

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