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by Dan

For the past few days, as my friends will attest, I’ve been obsessing over the new Weepies album, Hideaway. Today, I forgot to take my meds again. I was writing e-mails, getting a to-do list finished before heading out of town for two weeks, my anxiety level was rising, I was snapping at the kids, not being patient at all. I hate myself when I’m like this. I was listening to the Weepies album AGAIN and the first track hit me hard. I needed this song today. It continually amazes me the power of music to sooth and connect us back to the amazing reality that is so ever present and better than what we’re feeling in the moment.

We all have these moments where we’re feeling on our own and want to be anyone other than ourselves, but that beautiful reality is that we walk on together and can’t go back to any time that may have seemed better. We’re in this together as much as it seems like we’re headed in opposite directions sometimes. The beauty is that no matter where we are, we’re behind each other every step of the way with so much love for each other.

The song is “Can’t Go Back Now” Click on the song title to hear a short snippet from Last.fm.

Yesterday, when you were young,
Everything you needed done was done for you.
Now you do it on your own But you find you’re all alone,
What can you do?

You and me walk on
Cause you can’t go back now.

You know there will be days when you’re so tired that you can’t take another step,
The night will have no stars and you’ll think you’ve gone as far as you will ever get

But you and me walk on Cause you can’t go back now
And yeah, yeah, go where you want to go
Be what you want to be,
If you ever turn around, you’ll see me.

I can’t really say why everybody wishes they were somewhere else
But in the end, the only steps that matter are the ones you take all by yourself

And you and me walk on
Yeah you and me walk on
Cause you can’t go back now
Walk on, walk on, walk on
You can’t go back now

(Jenna’s note–oh, this just hits the nail on the head. I have SO been feeling this way lately. I went online to the library website and ordered this CD so I can listen to it. I hope I find solace in it, not an even heavier albatross to tie around my neck.)


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One more reason I love the library. Free stuff made easy. All it needs is some mango passion iced tea, baba ganoush with a veggie tray, and an assortment of crackers and cheeses. Seriously, check this out! (You know I will be!)

Book Club

The Kent District Library is pleased to offer the new “Book Club in a Bag” program, which will allow book groups to check out a bag of everything they’ll need for their book discussion! Each canvas bag contains 12 copies of a book and a printed list of discussion questions and author information.

Each bag is available for an extended check-out period (Six weeks suggested; please see staff member when checking out) and is reservable in advance by contacting Sheri Glon at 616-784-2016 x2179 or emailing sglon@kdl.org. Bags can be picked up and returned at any KDL branch.

To find Book Club in a Bag titles, you can search for keywords “Book Club in a Bag” in the online catalog, or download the Book Club in a Bag brochure.

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