“And Tiller? Without you, I’m just a sock without a boot” – Sairy from Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Sharon Creech is one of my very favorite children’s authors. Her books are full of endearing characters and heartwarming stories. Just like The Avett Brothers’ Songs.
Sairy’s words to her husband, Tiller, remind me of these lyrics from I Wish I Was.
I’m not a song
I am not a sweater
I’m not a fire
I am something better
I’m a man in love writing you a letter
Will you take it
Will you keep it
Will you read it
I love you
I love watching the thought process as the song is put together. As a poet I can so relate to this.