Monday, January 26, 2009

Blackbird, Fly

Just lately I have been made aware of some friends that are going through some of the hardest things you can imagine. I won't go into the details, but they have all been on my mind over the last couple of days. My life has been truly blessed, but some of the greatest blessings have been the deepest, darkest moments I have had to live through. I think of a lot of things when I'm going through hard times personally; I love what Kahlil Gibran said of Joy and Sorrow, and there's lots of other religious writings that help make sense of the suffering we all go through, but for some reason my favorite thing to think of when I feel truly that I've hit rock bottom is the song "Blackbird" by the Beatles. (Sorry the video is cheesy, but it's the only one on YouTube I could find with the original song).



This song always reminds me that sometimes the lowest points in our lives are actually the springboard to the highest, and we all have the ability to rise out of the ashes, even when things feel hopeless. I hope my friends who are going through so much right now can feel this, and that they will know my thoughts are with them.

2 comments:

mel said...

thanks pittso ... i love you. someday i'll be able to share my story through some form of art, i hope. you are such a gifted writer and i'm so glad you are writing. i'm grateful and blessed to have you as an eternal friend. someday we'll sit on some big white couch up there, sip our diet coke and have some good, long laughs and deep, meaningful discussions. then will we have figured everything out! your gift is words (and a very cool blog); thanks for sharing - thorpee

Christian said...

That's one of my all-time favorite Beatles songs. I have a mix on my iPod of covers of that song, my favorite being by Dave Matthews...