Friday, October 24, 2014

Learning to Fly

Lately, every time I go to a restaurant or other establishment, I hear this song by Tom Petty written in 1991.  I always loved the song, but now, it has a whole new meaning.  The thing about music is that in can be interpreted any way you want.  In the beginning, I always thought this song was more about drugs.   Now, it has a whole new meaning.  I'll put the lyrics and a link to the video below.  It's the lyrics that have hit so close to home.

"Learning To Fly"

Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still

I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing

Well the good ol' days may not return
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn


Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there

I'm learning to fly, around the clouds
But what goes up must come down


So, as you can see, I think every cancer patient can relate.  We all started out down a dirty road and thought we were alone.  We have to relearn how to live, a different way.  "But the good ole days, may not return", means our lives have been changed forever.  We don't necessarily have the same opportunities we used to, but we don't we have to stay down.  We can "learn to fly, around the clouds".  We can learn to live with this illness we have, and still be happy.  

"Well some say life will beat you down, Break your heart, steal your crown".  No kidding!  This song to me is about losing a life we can never get back.   But we learn to deal with it.   We get back up, and we keep going.  It's about acceptance of our situation, no matter what it is.  I think Tom Petty is pretty much a genius, regardless of what the original meaning of the song is.  It's one of my all time favorites.  Just had to share.  I hope we can all Learn to Fly, even if we don't have wings...

God bless!  

Ecclesiastes 3:1
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.

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