Existing West Virginia:
Some of us can go home again.
In 1940, the novel You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe was published posthumously. The phrase is taken from the denouement of the novel in which the main character, George Webber realizes “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood …” We moved into my grandmother’s house. I haven’t been this relaxed in over a year, and knowing there is no one above, below, or attached to the side of us is super-duper. I was peeling wallpaper and realized I could turn my music up a teeny bit more if I wanted. There’s no one to bother [in Ashland, Kentucky], and that is a great feeling.
The reason why there is no one to bother in Ashland, Kentucky, is because there is no one worth bothering in Ashland, Kentucky. Now crank up that Sugarland CD.