Saturday, July 27, 2019

Yesterday

Paul McCartney (born 1942) was asked in 2008 by a British radio presenter to name his favorite Beatles song.

McCartney answered  “YESTERDAY,” a song he composed from a dream. It became one of the greatest hits ever recorded and loved worldwide.

It goes:

“Yesterday
All my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Suddenly
I'm not half the man I used to be
There's a shadow hanging over me
Oh, yesterday came suddenly
Why she had to go, I don't know
She wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday
Yesterday
Love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Why she had to go, I don't know
She wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday
Yesterday
Love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday”

One night, I was singing it to a couple during session! The song resonated a lot to the reality and state of their present marriage.

It seems that every one who goes through personal and relational crises has “yesterdays” to come to terms with.

Yes, yesterdays seem always present. Especially in unresolved trauma. 

But, as Peter Levine said, “Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.”