I really like a particular line in "Front Porch": "When I stepped up, I found a wide swing / the breadth of my need" (Harris 6). I thought about ways in which my needs have been exactly accommodated.
1. Getting a job I love a week after losing a job I hate.
2. A book I really wanted that I purchased before checking my money and had the exact amount for to the cent!
3. When my mom calls and asks me if I want to come home for dinner when I happen to be starving and bored.
4. Being called to watch someone's kid when I am broke and have no idea how I'm going to get more money.
5. Being contacted by five friends I haven't heard from in months on the same day, a day I'm depressed.
6. Being led to an ad which points you to a person who has some information you later get a book on and in that book you're pointed to a website which has something else you need to know . . .
7. An apartment I had once with a wide front porch overlooking a telephone wire-free corn field framed by fruit trees and bushes, where the wind was soft and I could smell the lake.
8. When I went to college and enrolled in a Creative Writing certificate program despite discouragement from counselors there and during my first semester a Creative Writing degree was proposed and approved the next semester. I ended up being the first one to graduate from it.
9. When I uncharacteristically suddenly left a gorge and five minutes later a kid died from hitting his head during a jump. I was spared from the trauma of witnessing it.
10. When I rescued an amazing little kitty during a nasty break up, refocusing by necessity.