A bird that once knew freedom will fly out of a door to its cage if left open. A bird held captive for too long may forget freedom lies beyond the door. A bird that is born into captivity and a cage will likely stay in a cage even when one opens the door. A bird that is allowed out of its cage to fly at will with the door always open will return to the cage for food and the safety it offers.
This is an essay I wrote many years ago. It’s probably due for an update, but the majority of it still rings true for me. I held my baby in my arms and stroked his Read more…