Flying

It’s been a while since I posted a song by the Beatles.

If you query for them on my Index of Songs/Search page, it’ll point you to posts on “Here Comes the Sun,” a supergroup cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Help,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “All You Need Is Love,” and, most recently, “Let It Be.”

Today I happened upon “Flying,” which comes from the same record as “All You Need Is Love,” the 1967 album Magical Mystery Tour.

The song is a rare instrumental piece from the band, and hearing it makes me think about being out on my road bike today. I haven’t ridden much in the past few weeks, but with the sun shining brightly today and the snow disappearing again, it was a beautiful day to be out. Many other people seemed to think so as well, as I encountered a lot of other cyclists.

During my 43-kilometre (26.7-mile) jaunt, I made a couple of stops: one at a brother’s to say hello, and the other on the edge of a golf course where I met up with a friend (the retired minister who married Sweety and me), who was out power-walking.

I’m grateful for the ability to be out there moving. I hope whatever you are doing this weekend gives you some pleasure and light feelings, maybe even the sense of flying…

Now you know a little about why this is my Song of the Day for Today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the audio for the song from the Beatles’ official YouTube channel:

PS: If you go to the main page of the channel, you’ll see a pinned video from New Zealand film director Peter Jackson, introducing a montage from the upcoming documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, scheduled for release in the summer of 2021.

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