Avetts in October #7: Confluence

In anticipation of The Avett Brothers concert on October 25th, I am writing a series of blog posts connecting some of their lyrics to words of some of my favorite authors. Today I give a nod to Eudora Welty and Rohinton Mistry.

sky birds

March, 2013 – Fruit Cove, Florida

 

Confluence: a flowing together ; a coming together of people

 

birds 2

March, 2013 – Fruit Cove, Florida

“All they could see was sky, water, birds, light,and confluence. It was the whole morning world. And they themselves were part of the confluence.” Eudora Welty

birds 3

June, 2012 – Astor, Florida

I love this idea of confluence, of a flowing together. In it I see the purposeful way God deals with His children. We can’t, often don’t, see it. We don’t see how the bad things lead to our good. But, I hear it in the Avett Brothers’ song All My Mistakes.

But I can’t go back

And I don’t want to

‘Cause all my mistakes

They brought me to you

 

 “Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.”  – lawyer on the train – A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

 

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