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Free Bird

Posted on February 18, 2016

You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now, fly.

~Rumi

 

I had been feeling caged. So very caged for quite some time. But no more. This year, year 40 of my life, marks the the beginning of a new journey. Inward, upward and outward. I won’t be stopped.

I woke up this morning and realized that I had the key to my cage this entire time. Not only that, but I was also the one who put myself in it and the one who locked the door.

Supposedly I have reached the middle of my life. It has, in some ways, been an upward climb, but with such lovely views along the way. I can’t think of anything I would actually change.

Now that I am at the top I plan to leap, wings outstretched, and soar all the way back down. Slowly, luxuriously, deliberately.

I’m free.

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  1. Old, and Uncle by Marriage February 19, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    The bad part about reaching the half – way point is that next year you’re going to feel better than now! Etc,.,.Etc,..This is just the beginning of a new, wonderful chapter. Ego will leave you and you’ll stop thinking that everyone is looking at, or thinking about YOU.
    No pressure. You are free to be who you actually are!
    You of course are right, it’s been you and your self consciousness that put the cage around your being. Soon it won’t be a matter of believing that we all love you, it’ll be not really caring so much that it effects your soul.BE FREE. . .

  2. Old, and Uncle by Marriage February 20, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Oh, In case I forget tell Mateo the Man a Big Happy Birthday from his Aunt ands Uncle.
    Live My Man! You’re only 9 once. . .

    • charitygalasso February 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Indeed, the little big man is living life fully and enjoying his special day. Thank you for the wishes and hugs. I will pass them on to him. I think nine is a great year to be alive! Still young enough to be little, but old enough to have a acquired a bit of simple wisdom. Too young to be jaded, but old enough to see how many things work. No real stress, no teenaged angst, no adult responsibilities, just so damn alive and growing. Life is good!

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