Learning to Fly

My last post was about putting the magic back into our thinking about life. I used to wonder why some people – after claims that science has removed all superstitious thinking – explore older worlds of witches and crystals – or newer ones of comic book superpowers and Transhumanism. Now I know why. It doesn’t matter how much a culture thinks it’s freed itself of all natural mysteries, somehow deep inside us we know that our lives are an awesome, amazing thing and that there must be greater mysteries out beyond us that we can only glimpse at.

Learning to Fly
Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne

Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still

I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing

Well, the good ol’ days may not return
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn

I’m learning to fly (learning to fly) but I ain’t got wings (learning to fly)
Coming down (learning to fly) is the hardest thing (learning to fly)

Well, some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I’ve started out for God-knows-where
I guess I’ll know when I get there

I’m learning to fly, around the clouds
But what goes up (learning to fly) must come down

I’m learning to fly (learning to fly), but I ain’t got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing

I’m learning to fly (learning to fly), around the clouds
But what goes up (learning to fly) must come down

I’m learning to fly (learning to fly)
(Learning to fly) learning to fly
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