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!"