A few years ago, a then-good friend shared Bon Iver’s “re:Stacks” with me. She shared the song at a chaotic time. And, somehow, the song brought calm. A reminder to simply recharge. Then begin again.

I think I might have looked up the lyrics once in the years since. I can’t remember them. As I can’t parse Bon Iver’s accent either, I have no idea what the song actually says or means.

Nor have I bothered to look it up. Many a time, it isn’t about what a song says. It is about how it makes us feel.

So, on days when everything around me feels chaotic or out of control, I just sit with Bon Iver playing in the background.

And, as it has consistently done over the past 6 years, it reminds me to keep calm.

Then begin again.