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In celebration of National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011, we've asked everyone in our community to write their stories about libraries and books. Read all the stories.

If you would like to write your own story, see the Create Your Own Story form for more information.

The Drifters

by ZuZu - age 41

I was a good girl, growing up. I was an "A" student, did what my parents told me, earned honors for my school in academics and sports. Honestly, I didn't know there were other options.

Then, sometime during the second half of high school, I read James Michener's "The Drifters." It tells the story of a band of hippies in the 1960s, as told through the eyes of a middle-aged banker who makes their acquaintance and whose path keeps intersecting with them as they wander the globe.

Reading that book at age 16, I thought, "I have more in common with the middle-aged banker than with the drifters, but I admire the drifters more." Reading that book had a profound influence on me. I made some changes, decided to listen a little more to the urgings of my spirit or my muse or the universe... whoever it was who was calling me to a life of exploration, creativity and adventure.

That book changed the course of my travels in this world, and I am eternally grateful. It's been a wonderful ride!

April 13, 2011

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