Who Me? Oh, I’m With The Band!

Band Back Together is amazing.  Simply. Put.

How can I even begin to describe the wonders of the band?  So we’ll start by stealing their words.

Who are we? We’re The Band.

We’re a band of survivors. We’re here to put a face to everything once kept in the dark. We’re here to show the world that you can go through hell and come out the other side. Some of the stories may be difficult to read, but they are your stories and they are important.

Please, pull up that old tattered leather chair and make yourself a drink. Pull your skeletons from their closet and make them dance the tango. Alone, we are small. Together, we are mighty.

Join us.

It is a group blog.  Kind of like post secret, really.  Only instead of mailing a postcard to Frank, you are submitting a blog post to Aunt Becky and her Merry Band of Pranksters. You can write about anything, really, but the usual focus is loss, illness, overcoming hardships, etc.  Basically the things no one wants to talk about or think about.  Well, The Band is there so that when you are ready to talk about it we can listen and offer you hugs, tears, and help.  And it comes from our hearts because we’ve all been there too.  So your pain is our pain and we share it.  And then we pick each other up and carry on hand in hand.  Because we are The Band and together we are strong!

I’ve been a groupie of the band for a while.  Reading, encouraging, pulling people in to join Aunt Becky’s cult of pranksters.

A few weeks back, I submitted my first (I assume there will be more) post.  And it was beautiful.  Fine.  I’m biased.  But weeks later the finished piece still gives me goosebumps.  I can’t wait to link you all to it!  (scheduled for publish 11/11/2011)  And I’m fighting the urge to post it here, though there is no reason I can’t.  The Band knows you have to do what you have to do and they are there to support!

So I’ve been helping and now officially contributing to The Band here and there for a while now. “Hey, check out this person they might be of use for information.” etc.  Then today I got what I never imagined.

These words:

You REALLY need to work with us behind the scenes.

Really?  I mean REALLY?  Cuz FUCK. YEAH!

Right now, my work is simple.  I have a full plate so taking on more is not wise.  But I’m doing what I can to help out.  I’m stumbling posts.  Retweeting tweets.  And well, this post too, I guess might be considered help.

But really?  While I do this for The Band, I’m really doing it for those who need The Band but don’t know it’s there for them.

We could all use a little Band in our life.  And our Aunt Becky is a force to be reckoned with, in the best way imaginable.

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