On the Back Porch
The back porch is a room unto itself. Tucked away from the street, the television, the office line.
It is here where we swing Sun, paint Mardi Gras ladders, enjoy a setting sun. It is here where our parties end up in the evenings and where crawfish boils and birthday parties take place.
It is on the back porch where Sun sits in her stroller and “pretends” to be a baby; where she pushes her wagon and sits in her own-sized chairs.
Louisiana is a hot state. The winters are mild and the summers long. It’s almost a requirement of citizenship that you have a porch to get relief from and enjoyment out of the weather.
It helps if you are sipping a Pimm’s Cup, Mint Julip or an icy cold absinthe.