Human Parts
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Human Parts

An Ode to My Front Porch

How I reclaimed the lost art of porch-sitting

It was love at first sight.

I’d seen other porches during our whirlwind tour of prospective houses, but this was by far the best front porch. This porch was no hasty afterthought. It was the central defining feature of this small, old home, tucked behind a tangle of wisteria.



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Kerala Taylor

Award-winning writer. Stories about the world we’ve lost & the world we’ve never had. Standing at the intersection of motherhood, work, race, & climate change.