Friday, 19 December 2008

Serendipity ... or, How I Think Universe Works


The other day, when I did my ENTIRE Christmas shopping in four hours (manic, much?) ... I saw this necklace in a shop and had to have it. It's a blackbird, and it whispered to me to take it home.

So I did .... via a trip to the doctors office at that Pesky Big Cancer Clinic with the free sympathy parking. The doc gave Dave the all clear (dodge bullets, much?) ... there was much rejoicing and relief in Chez Riley that night, I can assure you.

Later that night I was web surfing, and came across the lyrics to the song Blackbird, by the Beatles. Instantly I was reminded of the moment at THE U2 concert two years ago ... when I was literally hugging the stage and Bono broke into a song inside a song. Like a song sandwich, if you will. I didn't know the song, and I know all U2 songs. I was struck by the beauty of the words, and turned to the women next to me and asked her what it was.


"Blackbird."


I hadn't thought about it since ... until the other night, when it flew back into my life and landed around my neck.

My anthem for 2008.

Blackbird
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

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
you were only waiting
for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly
Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.
Blackbird fly
Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

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

Oh You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
___


Dave sees the necklace the next day. "Oh. A crow."

"It's not a crow, it's a blackbird!"

He laughs. Later on Tim sees it .... "Cool magpie pendant."

"It's not a crow or a magpie ... it's a freakin' blackbird!"

They both laugh at me, and I join in.
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