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.