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Monday, December 5, 2011

Leather and Lace and The Sunriver Library:



This song is one of my old time favorites.  It blends the strengths and weaknesses of a woman and a man, as it examples the bringing of them together to compliment each other all into one spot: into a relationship of marriage.  

Stevie Nicks (of Fleetwood Mac) and Don Henley (of The Eagles) collaborated to write this as a wedding song for Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter.  After all of their hard, work they got a beautiful piece of music and a hit single, but the intended couple did not end up using it.  I'm not sure they ever ended up getting married, which is probably the reason for that. 

I was having a hard time last week.  I needed to clear my head and get an attitude adjustment, so I went on a drive.  I rediscovered the Sunriver Library, which is quite a wonderful little spot.  First off, I bought ten awesome books for a dollar each from the Friends of The Sunriver Library bookshelf.  That began to cheer me up. I am currently enjoying "Best Friends Forever" by Jennifer Weiner.  I'll need to make a Bargain Book Bonanza post about my score sometime soon. 

The Sunriver Library even has a little "living room", with leather furniture and a huge gas fireplace.  The whole library is set up like Barnes and Noble, Borders or other cool bookstores.  It was very quiet, until the second graders from across the street showed up to listen to a story and check out books on their teacher's library card. 

Eventually, I sat down after grabbing several photography books on Oregon and began flipping through the pages.  I recognized these as books that my Grandma T. had copies of.  Mom has them now, I think.  The surprise was that they were photographed by Ray Atkeson, the guy that I did a report/post on last month.   Please "CLICK HERE" to see more about this remarkable man.  I can't believe that I did a whole report on him and didn't realize that I had seen his work all over the place for years.  I learn something new everyday, especially that I barely know anything at all.

Anyway, back to the song.  On the way home, Leather and Lace came on the radio. I am glad that I heard it at the time I did.  It spoke to me somehow.  It humbled me a bit out of my self-righteous state of mind, reminding me of the differences between men and women, and to periodically show a bit more compassion.  I still copped an attitude for a couple of more days, but am trying to move forward and be a blessing instead of a critic.

Which songs have spoken to you lately?


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3 comments:

Stasha said...

I could get lost in books and perk up too. Hope your mood improves, otherwise chocolates are just the thing for it :)

Lynn said...

Hope you're doing better Kathy! Sending love waves your way. And that book you mentioned about Best Friends, I have that, but haven't read it yet!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

What better way to clear your head than a drive and visit to a wonderful library (and that one sounds special, indeed). Definitely post on your bargains, too--I'm nosy that way.

Sorry the reason for the expedition was an emotional storm, but it sounds like you're doing better and that your choice of diversion was a good one. Hope all is well.

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