into the light of a dark black night: a sustainability anthem

blackbird flying

Awakened this morning with the ‘Blackbird’ song playing through my thoughts.

Like Paul McCartney's 'Blackbird', we must now "learn to fly with broken wings" and "learn to see with sunken eyes".

"All our lives", we were "only waiting for this moment to arise."

McCartney was writing this "purposely symbolic" anthem for the civil rights movement, after Little Rock's forced desegregation...and we can also use it for the sustainability movement.

In an unsustainable world, we are all 'black' 'birds'…only "waiting for this moment to be free". Sure, it's a "dark black night". "Step into the light", as McCartney exhorted then. "Black bird, fly!"

Published by Ken on October 30th, 2008 tagged Community Initiatives

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