Sara Bareilles - "Bluebird"
So today I had a heartwarming, long chat with a friend, as we grieved together this loss. It was in a moment of quiet understanding that we decided that the good really do always go young. Then it struck me that maybe souls like Matt’s do that so that they can leave such a great impact when they go, Like a ripple effect, causing all of us, everyone they’ve touched to be be better people because of it. Almost martyring themselves so that we wake up and start living life more like they did, with bravery and compassion and a wild zest for life.
We imagined him simply running ahead of us, always the front runner, and lifting off into the next adventure, preparing the way for us. This came about as we listened to yesterday's SOTD and and imagined him like the Bluebirds flying high above the chimney tops to a place we haven't gone yet.
This song of course popped into my head, and while the context of the separation is different, in the chorus you find the honest magic of holding on to the ones you can, letting go of the ones you must, and remembering that you can soar if you just try.
So with tears and laughter, I choose Sara Bareilles' "Bluebird" as my, gather your strength and rise up, lift off, shake off your rusted wings, song for a, blue blue blue, like oceans - like skies - like the distance between, every small miracle yet to be seen Wednesday.
Here we go Bluebird, Gather your strength, and rise up.