When people traditionally think of rocking chairs, images of "old folks homes," or parents or grandparents lulling babies to sleep come to mind. For many the rocking chair is viewed as a bimodal piece of furniture...for the young and old only. Personally, we think that rocking chairs have gotten a bad rap! After this summer, we have a whole new view on the potential power of the rocking chair.
Many resorts and inns have wonderful wrap around porches often with rows of rocking chairs. These chairs beckon to us. They challenge us to stop and sit awhile (and yes you can even have an iPhone, iPad or a little libation in hand, when rocking!). Straight back chairs allow you to sit, but they’re static and rigid. Some rockers are very traditional. Others are very stylish. Take a look next time you are at a luxury hotel …you might be surprised at the variety of rocking chairs available.
Let’s face it, once you get over the idea that a rocking chair connotes “old” you are in for a real treat. In this fast paced, ever changing world a rocking chair can help us unwind; allow us to relax, even manage stress. This summer we met many people who had their pending retirements on their mind. We told them to sit in a rocking chair as they began to plot their futures. The rocking movement slows us down and can even help us get some focus and clarity as we think about our rewirements.
So let’s ROCK ON as we REWIRE!