Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Motivation: Blackbird

Most people who know me know I am, and always have been, a Beatles fan. I have always liked the song, Blackbird. I cannot tell you exactly why it speaks to me but it does.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Blackbird, like most Beatles tunes, is loaded with symbolism. Paul McCartney said in an interview the song is about oppression. When I listen to it I hear a story about potential. I hear a song about empowerment. I hear a song about packing up the gifts you have been given and pursuing the dreams that haunt your sleep.  The things you perceive to be holding you back are tethered to your own fears. Be afraid of nothing.