Identity – Part 1

Why you wanna fly, Blackbird?
You ain’t ever gonna fly
No place big enough for holding
All the tears you’re gonna cry
Cause your mama’s name was “Lonely”
And your daddy’s name was “Pain”
And they call you “Little Sorrow”
Cause you’ll never love again
So why you wanna fly, Blackbird?
You ain’t ever gonna fly
You ain’t got no one to hold you
You ain’t got no one to care
If you’d only understand, dear
Nobody wants you anywhere
So why you wanna fly, Blackbird?
You ain’t ever gonna fly

Blackbird – Nina Simone


Dang Nina! This is the most depressing song ever…but I’ve been there…and not too far removed…

I first heard this song in the movie, “Beyond the Lights”. The main character was essentially searching for identity and it took her hitting rock bottom, her life spiraling out of control and the threat of losing it all to finally find her true identity. Identity that could not be found in fame or fortune or other people, but had to be discovered and revealed from within.

Sometimes it takes facing that thing you’ve been running from for so long, to finally find what you truly need…and that’s freedom.

Freedom and identity are synonymous to me. Because it’s only when you find your true identity that you find true freedom.

But where are you looking? Who do you identify with? Seek your identity from? Your validation? Is it other people or The One…

People? The One? But what does this mean?

You’ll have to check back next week for the answers. In the meantime keep…

Loving. Living. Growing.

~Forever Trina

2 Comments

  1. Shree said:

    We are all on a journey of self-identification! Why? Because we are forever changing beings. No one should ever feel caged in their hunt of finding themselves! That’s where freedom comes in…growth and learning are continuous, and to me that’s exciting!

    September 16, 2019
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    • Forever Trina said:

      Awesome insight! Thanks Shree!

      September 16, 2019
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