“I know what the birds mean. There is a reason I have been seeing so many dead birds. It means if I don’t leave here, I’ll die.” – Julie (allfleshisgrass)
Does everyone feel this way? Is this the mentality of small town life that when you become educated you will yearn to leave it? Yet, leaving is a matter of responsibility and responsibilities are a matter of freedom, but define freedom. Is freedom being able to do whatever you want whenever you want to do it? Can anyone really do that? Everyone answers to someone, if not just merely their own moral standard. Is freedom not having kids or a spouse? But then inserts the confines of rent and living expenses. Which takes freedom to the norm of the carefree teenager who has no financial or familial responsibilities, but yet teenagers have no means to obtain freedom – doing whatever they want, but they lack the funds to do much of anything (“freedom” is never free). Or, does freedom have its own definition that is defined in every person differently on a spiritual level? I am spiritually free. Were the birds actually free, or was there purpose to die to show you your freedom? What is our purpose?
What’s freedom to you?