Change is hard. I like routine. But nothing lasts forever and we have to roll with the newness. If we’re lucky, the new way forward and ultimate destination ends up being better than the same old same old. Then we can look back and see that the transition period wasn’t so bad after all. And we’re in a good, yet different, place. Going through it can be rough, but sometimes we have no choice. Which leads me to the reason I’m bringing it up.
My music time schedule at Belle Cooledge Library has been changed again. The last time was a shift from Tuesday at 4:00 pm to Wednesday at 4:00 pm. Not too bad. It was due to a lack of parking spots on Tuesdays. Moving to Wednesdays made it better for everyone.
Starting on September 10th, 2016, the Belle Cooledge Sing-Along Club meetings are being moved once more, this time to Saturday mornings from 11:00 – 11:30 am. This is much more of a change, I’m afraid. I’ve been hearing a lot of grumbling from people I’ve talked to about it. I understand completely. Remember, I like routine. The reason for the shift is that the library needs more time after school to accommodate the teen programs they present. So, no more music on Wednesday afternoons. Saturday mornings, here we come.
Belle Cooledge is my home library and I’ve been singing there for 8 years now. I really enjoy spending time with the community of kids and their grown-ups that come to hear the music. What I would like is to continue playing songs for a larger group of old friends along with some new ones too.
I know what you’re thinking. Everybody has shopping to do. Soccer games will be starting. Weekends are a busy time. That’s all true. But maybe we can start a new routine. Hopefully, we can set aside 30 minutes on Saturday mornings to sing, laugh and dance together. Whole families can visit the library when they couldn’t previously. It might be hard at first, but if we hang in there, it might work out even better than before. Let’s try it. What do you say?