“Learning to Fly” (Tom Petty)

Tom Petty was one of my favorite musicians.  I loved almost every song he released during his long career.   I owned several of his albums, spanning from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.

I heard “Learning to Fly”  in the car this morning and was overcome with bittersweet nostalgia that stayed with me all day.  1991 (the year this song was released) was a year that had a lot of personal meaning to me, and this was one of my favorite Tom Petty songs.  It’s absolutely surreal to me that 1991 was 27 years ago.   It’s sad and a little scary  how much faster time passes by as we age.

Tom Petty’s premature death in October 2017 was a great shock.   Music like his will never be made again.   But he finally got his wings and learned to fly.

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RIP Tom Petty.

Yesterday wasn’t a good day.   The Las Vegas shooting happened and a musical icon from my youth (and one of my favorite musicians), Tom Petty, died.

I hope 2018 is better than 2017 has been. 2017 has been the worst year in my memory (maybe not so much for personal reasons, but for political and other reasons that affect us all).

RIPTomPetty