It’s an album cover.
When people see my latest tattoo the inevitable question is, ‘what is it?’ It is not, in fact “an ice cream wafer and a lettuce leaf being chased by a plum” (thanks Martin), it is a representation of the cover of one of my favourite albums, an album that has many lyrics that speak to me and my life, so much so that they have inspired a post all of their own (https://lovelaughtertruthblog.com/2016/03/28/music-medication-for-the-soul-3/).
Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
There is an added feature on my tattoo that doesn’t appear on the album cover – two birds. Like all of my tattoos, they represent something incredibly important to me. No, not the two women that have broken my heart in the last two years….
No, the birds were the idea of my daughter who suggested that the sky should have a bird in it. It made perfect sense, I decided to get two birds added to the sky to represent my children, the most important people in my life, my constants, with me always in my mind, my heart and now on my body.
I had the tattoo finished yesterday, birds added along with a sky effect. My little boy took a look at it and said, “Daddy, you can be the sky.”
And such is how inspiration strikes…
Wherever you fly, Daddy is the sky,
As you spread your wings, the sky shall carry you,
However far and wide, the sky will guide you home.
When darkness falls do not be afraid, for in the night you will see the stars,
The merest hint of the eternity that lies beyond the sky,
But a grain of sand to the love with which I hold you.
When heavy clouds obscure your flight, when your direction is unclear,
When the rain begins to fall,
Beyond the clouds I am here, the sunlight will shine through me and light your way.
When you lose your way and your destination is doubt,
When the vastness of this world shrinks you, when your wings tire,
Look above you and around you, and remember,
Daddy is the sky.
Shining Light – Ash