Thursday, 27 July 2017

Mr Blue Sky - ELO

Lyrics:- 'Sun is shinin' in the sky, there ain't a cloud in sight' - Lynne

Song Choice:- Well when it come to anything 'Blue Sky' this always pops straight into my mind. Taken from the 1978 Double Multi-Platinum selling album, (which you could have bought in 'Blue Vinyl, that no doubt my friend Mark Wynn has in his record collection), it's well worth another listen as ELO were one of THE standout acts of the 70's and Mr Blue Sky , one of my favourite tracks.

Anyway, back to the 'Blue Sky' thinking part and it's amazing just how many clouds come along when we are not paying attention and mess up the sun shining on our own little worlds. It's a right bugger when it does as if you are not careful and a bit of a proud 'Empire Builder' like myself, you find yourself having to ask for help.

How degrading eh? 

Well, it is if you are super-proud like me and the feeling of failure this time last year was overwhelming.

The funny thing is though, it's seen by others as being 'Human' and that you are 'Mortal' and 'Flawed' - folk like that. I learned a lot last year about asking for help. Wheelchair bound and out on a solo push, at the base of the hospital hill, it's amazing how folk are only too keen to push you up. Way on past any limits you might impose too, as they are only too pleased to help.

For me it was a lesson well learned and having help to blow away the clouds only leaves 'Blue Skies' I've found since then. Only taken 55 years - to be 'Welcomed to the Human Race'...


Rory Coleman - 996 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables
9 Guinness World Records - 8,604 Days' Alcohol Free - 452 Days' post GBS
Inspirational Running Memoir
Location: Sunny Cardiff

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