Every time I see a rocking chair, I think of people sitting on porches, mothers rocking their children, home, friends, comfort. Even more modern rocking chairs can do the trick. I'm not sure why. We didn't even have a rocking chair when I was growing up, but...the chair sets the tone, I think. I love looking at them. And I'd love to have the kind of porch where a rocking chair would look right (actually, I'd just love to have a porch of any kind).