You've got me thinking too, now, Sean.
Freedom in cages?Whats the point of having wingsIf you can't fly out?
Very nice, Claude.Here's my try:we're all in cagesbut some are better furnishedfreedom's elusive
We have to find our own wings ;-)
And the result, Ashley?Claude,and what if the parrot defines this side of the bars as "out" [and pities those "in the cage"?Susan,phew!! Thank you! Thank you very much.Well, or a saw to escape the cage, CherryPie. :)
I wrote a long reply to this earlier and then I pressed something I shouldn't have and lost it.I did get your point but I was thinking, amongst other things that there are different kinds of freedom, different kinds of cages.What one person thinks of as freedom, another person could think of as a cage. I was thinking of freedom as a state of mind. I'm still thinking.And as for the need of a saw, a key or a lock-pick might be quicker.
Sean, I never thought a parrot really wanted to be in a cage, and repeating the dumb words "clever" humans were teaching him to say....I guess freedom is what S.E. says, "a state of mind". Freedom can be very frightening. In a way, we all build our own cages and clip our wings voluntarily for fear of flying.
Thank you, Ashley. You seem to have read my thoughts. :)Let's not stop thinking . . .Claudeactually, and without telling the plot, the very short story which gave this book its title is about a parrot considering his lady as behind the bars, and he wants nothing more than to free her, to bring her on "this side" of the bars.I am not sure freedom frightens me, but yes, I do agree with your following sentence. Thank you.
I think I maybe know what Claude means: with freedom comes responsibility. And too much responsibility can become a burden.I've heard that some long term convicts on release find their new-found freedom too much.I've also heard two people of different religions tell me that they don't question what their religion dictates because it's better to just follow their laws.I will never stop asking questions.
Irish,i ndáiríre? :)