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Sara Cox sits in

Duration:
1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 15 February 2013

Sara Cox sits in for Vanessa again and features the paper review, Pause For Thought and another Happy Birthday caller after 6.

Music Played

17 items
  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton 9 To 5

    Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • Image for Shawn Mullins

    Shawn Mullins Lullaby

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Brave

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Robert Cray Band

    The Robert Cray Band A Memo

    (CD Single), Provogue Records, 1

  • Image for Beverley Knight

    Beverley Knight Twist & Shout (Live)

  • Image for The Velvelettes

    The Velvelettes Really Saying Something

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv, 5

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Another One Bites The Dust

    The Game, Island, 3

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right For Me

    I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Blackbird

    The White Album, Parlophone, 11

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Echo & The Bunnymen

    Echo & The Bunnymen The Killing Moon

    Dark Side Of The 80's (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Into The Groove

    (CD Single), Sire, 8

  • Image for Jake Bugg

    Jake Bugg Lightning Bolt

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Bob Seger

    Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band Hollywood Nights

    (CD Single), Capitol

  • Image for Michael Holliday

    Michael Holliday The Story Of My Life

    Unforgettable Lovesongs (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer Keep Your Head Up

    Andy Grammer, S-Curve, 1

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Love Songs...Ever! (Various), Virgin

  • Kiera Phyo, Youth Director at an international development charity

    Kiera Phyo, Youth Director at an international development charity

    My Granny is an inspiring person, she’s 91 and her house is covered with art... sketches, paintings, drawings, all crafted by her own hand.
    As a young lady my Great-Grandfather didn’t think it was appropriate for her to paint... It was something she used to do in secret! It was not until Granny was in her later years that she was truly free to draw. It was like a love-affair; they took to each other with ease, as though the easel had been waiting all of Granny’s life for her to turn to it, and say ‘hello’.
    There are times in life when obstacles, difficulties and restraints limit us. In one of my favorite Beatles songs, Paul McCartney encourages a blackbird to take “these broken wings and learn to fly”. At first glance this seems to be strange advice, however the message, is in fact quite beautiful.
    The Beatles wrote this song Blackbird, in reaction to the 1960‘s American Civil Rights movement. The bird is symbolic of a black woman struggling for her rights against oppression. Paul McCartney said the song was an encouragement; an exhortation for her to keep trying, to keep faith and that there is hope.
    Perhaps the Beatles were doing more than simply creating poetic lyrics - maybe they were onto something profound... that when our surroundings are full of difficulties or when we are shattered and almost defeated, it is not the end.
    In the story of Jesus I find this same hope; that brokenness isn't the end of the tale. At one of Jesus’ most defining moments, instead of seeing glory and a triumph, we see someone vulnerable, beaten and persecuted.
    The Beatles were describing a remarkable woman who was not waiting for life to be picture-perfect and resolved... She’s teaching me that my environment doesn’t need to have everything in the right place for me to find my moment in it. With that in mind I will turn to my easel, find my moment, and with these broken wings learn to fly! I will keep trying, keep the faith and find hope.

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