• You move to the couch, to the bed, to the back porch and your mood changes.

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  • At the nip of daybreak, I walked out onto the back porch barefoot and delirious.

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  • Sometimes Diana came out on the back porch and lit a cigarette, standing there holding her elbow, the hand with the cigarette pointing at the sky.

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  • Nava was in the habit of sitting with the girls on the back porch, overlooking the lemon trees, the three of them talking in low voices.

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  • The phone call came late one August afternoon as my older sister Gracie and I sat out on the back porch shucking the sweet corn into the big tin buckets.

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  • On his own, Benoit plays the whole band on his guitar, picking, strumming, banging... and he does it effortlessly, in a style that's as comfortable on an arena stage as it is on a back porch.

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  • But my best memories of the cottage are of the screened-in porch out back, reading in a chaise longue, listening to an afternoon rain shower and, one evening, the insistent call of a whip-poor-will.

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  • When we spoke, he was sitting at a picnic table, inside a screened-in porch in his back yard.

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  • Trailing behind her, Brad was surprised by the lithe swiftness with which she climbed the steps of the flagstone porch and let herself back in, holding the storm door for him as she opened the other.

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  • Nana had claimed a headache that morning, watching from her window as, first, her neighbors took themselves away, the mom in the car with the boy and the girl in the back, waving to Pete in his sweatpants on the porch.

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