Why The Screen Door You Ask?
January 24, 2011
Well, I was pondering the other day – yes, I do that at random. Washing dishes, showering, cooking, walking the dog, gardening…all good opportunities to ponder! But I digress. – It seems to me, the screen door, in many ways embodies “Nostalgia”. That feeling you get sometimes, like maybe you would like to go back, even for an afternoon, to a time when life was less complicated. No matter which side of the screen door you started on, it was a portal to things held dear.
As you stepped inside, you were enveloped with the fragrant welcome of Mom’s cooking. The jewel tones of homemade jelly, summer in a jar, slathered on fresh bread, tempted you to try just one bite. Greedy fingers, risked life and limb, to steal the gooey perfection of cookies, straight from the oven.
Crisply starched aprons, flaky pie crusts, buttery biscuits, and tangy lemonade, along with Mom’s hugs and laughter, were sure to be found within. Many a bump in life’s road has been smoothed out over a pitcher of cold sweet tea.
A lot is uncertain in life. Few things can be counted upon. But you always knew (and if you’re lucky, know still) that if you needed it, comfort was just a short distance away. Through the screen door…..