Being able to feel safe
Knowing someone will catch you when you fall
Working with a team that you trust
Listening to someone play for you a part they’ve practiced for weeks
Feeling the love of your family, chose or otherwise
Knowing that someone is happy because of you
Teaching a child a skill that they need or want to learn
Kneeling in prayer to your Higher Power
Being able to protect yourself and those you care about, from words or actions
Being who you are without apology
There is an endless list for what freedom is for me, for my family, for those I care about. It’s not something I always think about, but after an incident in my family last night I was struck by it. There are things that I am not allowed to do and there are good reasons for it. Sometimes I chafe at them, but I still must live by them. I forget that though I am restricted in a lot of things there is even more that I am not restricted when many others are.
Freedom is being able to live and not just survive.
This little walk was inspired by the revisit of the Dungeon Prompt: Freedom in the Modern World that Sreejit is doing. I can’t include his response for this one because it has mysteriously disappeared this morning from the internet.