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Monday, April 25, 2016

To Live is to Fly

To live is to fly low and high
so shake the dust off of your wings
and the sleep out of your eyes

It's easy to look back on those defining moments in your life, be they good or bad, joyful or depressing. You can't help the emotions caught up in them, but you can choose how to deal with it. You can focus on the bad things, or you can move forward, and also acknowledge the good.

There are times when I simply believe the universe "owes me" for all the shit I've been through. This is pointless, but it sometimes helps me accept the good as payment for the bad visited on me.

On this two-year anniversary of my being admitted to the hospital with serious complications from (then undetected) Multiple Myelmoa I've been confronted with such conflicting emotions. I have written quite a lot about it over the past year or so.
but it don't pay to think too much
on the things you leave behind
It doesn't pay to dwell on the past. Learn from it and move on. Some lessons are easy and some are hard. My family and I have left a lot in the past, but move forward, together. Something like this will jerk you out of your waking sleep and make you realize what's really important in life.
I may be gone but I won't be long
I'll be bringing back the melody
and all the rhythms that I find
I was "gone" for quite a while during 2014-2015 and even into 2016. But I'm back, praise God. With me I have brought all my experiences both bad and good. I have lived and lost, but also I have lived and gained.

Won't say I love you, babe
Won't say I need you, babe
But I'm gonna get you babe
And I will not do you wrong
Living's mostly wasting time
And I'll waste my share of mine
But it never feels too good
So let's don't take too long
You're soft as glass
And I'm a gentle man
We got the sky to talk about
And the earth to lie upon
Days, up and down they come
Like rain on a congadrum
Forget most, remember some
But don't turn none away
Everything is not enough
And nothin' is too much to bear
Where you been is good and gone
All you keep is the getting there
To live is to fly
Low and high
So shake the dust off of your wings
And the sleep out of your eyes
Goodbye to all my friends
It's time to go again
Think of all the poetry
And the pickin' down the line
I'll miss the system here
The bottom's low
And the treble's clear
But it don't pay to think too much
On things you leave behind
I will be gone
But it won't be long
I will be a'bringin' back the melodies
And rhythm that I find
We all got holes to fill
Them holes are all that's real
Some fall on you like a storm
Sometimes you dig your own
The choice is yours to make
Time is yours to take
Some sail upon/dive into the sea
Some toil upon the stone
To live is to fly
Low and high
So shake the dust off of your wings
And the sleep out of your eyes
Shake the dust off of your wings
And the tears out of your eyes
To Live Is to Fly lyrics © Bug Music O/B/O Katie Belle Music