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To fly as high up as you can

Freedom. It’s a beautiful word. A most wondrous concept. An aspiration. Not only at the governmental level but in our own day-to-day lives.

We live with fears that keep us bound. We live within constraints, that we have often set ourselves.

While at the Brooklyn zoo -tiny but cute- I looked at the birds. They are supposed to be free. But we go to see them to feel we are in touch with the world.

There was an aviary where they could fly free. And, in that moment I wanted to as well. Maybe even within an enclosed aviary. You fly as high up as you can knowing you are safe.

Sometimes you just have to fly, with no safety net, and see what happens. It’s a scary thought at times. Some people are very risk averse and others are willing to see what happens.

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  1. So Ironic Isn’t
    It That We Lock
    Animals
    In Zoos
    To Touch
    Naked
    Nature
    Free So Ironic
    Indeed Twilight
    Zone
    Worthy
    All The
    Clothes
    The Tools
    Even Words We
    Create Having
    No
    Clue
    The Walls
    Of Zoo We Build
    Around Souls
    Lost
    From
    Wings
    Within To Fly
    Over Walls Of Zoo
    All Forms Lost
    From
    Soul
    Essence
    Naked Free How
    Tall A SKyscraper
    Shall We
    Build
    To
    Lose
    Touch
    Of What’s Even
    Real Nature Deficit Disorder
    God Deficit Disorder The
    “Fact”
    The
    “Myth”
    That Some
    Folks “Think”
    And Believe GDD
    And NDD or Two
    Separate
    Disorders
    Indeed The
    Ignorance
    That is Currently
    Defacing Our
    Only
    Home
    God
    The Face of Our Earth
    Let the Colors
    Of
    Flowers
    Come Back
    Or “Road Runner” Dies..
    -Wile E. Coyote, Jr. Et Al

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  2. These are beautiful birds, Mimi. Your thoughts about freedom inspire thinking. We do seem to enjoy freedom with a large dose of safety thrown in. I think there is a lot to be said for safety, although in keeping animals safe, the sometimes make their getaway when they have their chance, and we never see them again. I’m thinking of one of my cats who made it to adulthood because we kept him safe.

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