Our next door neighbor often leaves the porch light on through the night. Despite the woods that separate our homes it shines in my bedroom window, so I pull the shades. It has been two years now since her father died. He had lived in that house for decades, and now it's hers. I noticed new siding went up last fall, and the UPS delivery truck making more frequent stops. All the benefits of a new owner or an inheritance, or both. Yet, the porch light stays lit, as if expecting a visitor late in the evening...or hoping for one.