Here are scenes from a porch.
Which is where I spent much of the morning. Which is where I read this poem that made me laugh loudly out loud.
Variations On A Theme By William Carlos Williams 1 I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next summer. I am sorry, but it was morning, and I had nothing to do and its wooden beams were so inviting. 2 We laughed at the hollyhocks together and then I sprayed them with lye. Forgive me. I simply do not know what I am doing. 3 I gave away the money that you had been saving to live on for the next ten years. The man who asked for it was shabby and the firm March wind on the porch was so juicy and cold. 4 Last evening we went dancing and I broke your leg. Forgive me. I was clumsy and I wanted you here in the wards, where I am the doctor! by Kenneth Koch
I read that several times over and laughed just as loud each time. Next, onto the novel. I keep being reminded of things while I read, remembering things, wondering about things, staring into space and thinking about things. Once jumping up to see where Grass Valley is on the map. (location of story) Then thinking of how great to drive there, leave RIGHT NOW, get a hotel room, and read the rest of the book. Take field trips during the day to places mentioned in the book. These distractions do not lead to speed reading. Oh well.
Where I go, the cat posse follows. The porch is a perfect vantage point for watching bird landings and take-offs. Tactical maneuvers are conducted. All mentally of course. Calculations are made. If the effort involved is not too great, some running may be involved, or perhaps a few false starts up trees.
Mostly there is resting.