This is what Shane says about it:
"I like to build benches. There is something about providing a simple place to sit. I have built many that were movable and several that were set into the ground on posts.I have left a permanently fixed bench at all the places I have lived, even building a couple clandestinely in wooded places. I like to think of them as still out there, like little pockets of meditation I have left in the world. There is something about a bench. It provides a destination, a place to go to and...sit. This is the literally meaning of zen. Zazen. To Sit. To be in one place.
This spot needed a bench. I built it. It overlooks our home and gardens."
I love this. I'm hoping this blog will hear more from Shane and Leah in the future. He blogs here.