Let It Be may be my favorite Beatles songs.First it touches the very deepest of despair, and then with the ultimate nurturing voice it reassures you to just let it be. Paul wrote this after having a dream about his deceased mother (Mary). She reassured him that all would be OK. Though he couldn’t remember exactly what she said, the phrase let it be kept going through his head.
All of us have gone through these times, and the only alternative we have is to travel to the other end of the tunnel, staying face up and moving forward. It’s either that or curl up in a ball and roll around in circles. Hard traveling? Yes. Worth it? Probably. Exhausting? Absolutely.
When Paul McCartney sings this song it is full of love and understanding. However, the video I posted is of Ray Charles, and I have to say, that his version brought tears to my eyes.That’s something because I don’t cry easily anymore.
At one point Ray sings and laughs ever so lightly. Not because he found anything amusing. No, Ray laughs with that understanding that can only come with walking through the tunnel.
Though the tunnel may be dark there is still a chance that you will see.
Let it be.
PS: Not about smoking weed like I thought when I was a Junior in High School. I wonder if I would have smoked as much weed had I known that. Worth it? Probably.