I always thought this would be my first (and probably only) tattoo. In 5th grade I was nearing the peak of my own personal "Beatlemania" and decided this design and lyric exactly, needed to be right here. Every time I listened to this song, "Blackbird", I would envision a literal blackbird flying out of a dark night, into the light. I never knew why this song resonated so deeply with me, but the years to pass would give it a reason to. I didn't know life was going to be so broken. That I was going to be so broken!
Ever since I was a weeee little gal I wanted to fly. Fly around my house, fly around the neighborhood, school, anywhere, everywhere. Though, in the most literal sense, that has never come true (besides swings, which I love) it has come true in a deep, spiritual sense. In partnering with the God of the universe, my broken wings are mysteriously, supernaturally restored. My "sunken eyes" have learned to see myself and my humanity for what I really am and I have learned to see and appreciate our Creator for who He really is. I'm learning that trusting God and God alone is the only way to really fly.
FUN FACT: Despite the many deep emotional and spiritual connections one can relate this song to, it was originally written by Paul McCartney during and for the Civil Rights Movement. The "Blackbird" is actually symbic of a Black woman who has hope and faith for her freedom. Paul even sung it live on his balcony one night to a group of Civil Rights protestors. How awesome!
S/O to @bukshotart for the fine artistry.
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