Mending Wall

Walls are important. Whether made of stone or brick or cinder block, they make you think about one side, then the other. We had a wooden wall once, a fence, that I repaired, leaving one plank out so that neighbors could take the shortcut down the hill and back up again. They appreciated the gesture but then let me know it required at least three planks of open fence by kicking out two more. Apparently, they couldn’t get their fishing gear through. I left it that way. Robert Frost writes in his poem,┬áMending Wall, “Before I built a wall I’d … Continue reading Mending Wall