I am enchanted by the idea of love creeping over a person. I remember when I went off to college, I planned to be a career woman and not even think of marriage until I was at least 25. The following summer I met a boy. When we went out we talked and talked and pretty soon I realized I was turning all the others down (not that there were many, but still…) By the time I was 25 I’d been married for five years and had two children. And 40 years later, we’re not exactly twirling on the floor but we are still talking. And we are both huge fans of The Avett Brothers. Can’t wait for the 25th!
In anticipation of The Avett Brothers concert on October 25th, I am attempting a series of blog posts connecting some of their lyrics to words of some of my favorite authors.
I didn’t discover Eudora Welty until around 2015. There is a lot that can be learned from her writing, especially One Writer’s Beginnings. She talks about how we change as we move through life, bumping up against others.
“Each of us is moving, changing, with respect to others. As we discover, we remember, remembering, we discover and most intensely do we experience this when our separate journeys converge.”
Sometimes it’s life that changes around us and the special people in our lives help us to stay grounded. I hear this in Swept Away.