Take these broken wings and learn to fly. . .

In November 2015, I found myself in yet another psychiatric hospital. I was assigned a counselor shortly after arriving, and we met twice a week for an hour. There was a framed watercolor painting of a blackbird on her wall with the caption, “Blackbird singing in the dead of night.” One day I asked her, “What’s with the Beatles painting?” proud of myself for catching the pop culture reference. She asked if I knew the lyrics to the song, and when I said that I did not, she told me to look them up. Since then, the song has new meaning for me. I was emotionally broken, and I desperately wanted to learn to fly.

Here is Paul McCartney performing it live at the Glastonbury Music Festival in 2004:





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