Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: In Search for The Great Perhaps

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what I’ve been reading (a lot of baby lit and parenting lit, I tell ya!;), but thought I’d share this latest Book Club read with you: Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: In Search for The Great Perhaps by Charlotte Eriksson.

This is the story of an eighteen year old girl who left Sweden to pursue her musical and artistic dreams.

Empty Roads and Broken Bottles

After gaining over 28,000 Twitter followers, creating five critically acclaimed albums, and one of her singles reacheing # 2 on the Swedish iTunes Chart, Eriksson packed up her life in her guitar case and went on the road to find out who she is and where home is (ironically while homeless).

Here is one of her songs, “The Fall”- The Glass Child

https://www.youtube.com/user/aGlassChild

Her book reads like a poem, or series of poems intricately linked, as it seemed to me.

It definitely brought me back to those melodramatic days of young adult life, when you feel lost and are looking for answers.

At times, it got a bit too full of angst for me, cycling continuously, but I did appreciate the poetic beauty in some of the pieces, and the final message.

Here is an excerpt from I will love you like the world is ending that I appreciated:

Soon enough I won’t be kissing you awake

Because I feel this is the beginning of my end

darling,

I’m hurting in quite a lot of ways, and I never learned to stay

so I need to tell you, love,

that one day I won’t be here anymore.

And then maybe you can miss me a little bit?

Because I will be missing you for the rest of my days,

I even miss you when I’m with you because I know

that it won’t last, and it’s quite a heavy burden,

a heavy burden for my shrinking body to

have.

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