Freedom, Inside and Out

 

Thoughts on Freedom

– an ideogram

I used to dream of living in a cabin.
One of those tiny houses that can easily be moved around.
One of those tiny houses that are fascinating and beautiful to look at.
One of those tiny houses where everything that is there has its individual purpose.

I used to dream of living in a cabin and easily move around.
Go find a place that I like and then put up my cabin. Stay there. Make this particular place my home.
Make any place my home.
I have always been fascinated by the thought of making any place home.

I imagine this cabin,
tiny, cozy, warm – a shelter
made from wood, carrying the aromatic scent of resin, equipped with blankets and cushions

I imagine this cabin,
open, peaceful, bright –
made of glass, reflecting the rays of the sun like a prism,

I imagine this cabin,
snug, vaulted, beige –
soft, made of linen and canvas, some sort of a nomad’s tent

I imagine this cabin in the woods, on a small glade, sheltered beneath pine trees.
I imagine this cabin in the midst of fruitful fields, nourished by nature and full of radiating colors
I imagine this cabin in the desert, underneath the firmament, illuminated by countless stars

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And only recently did I understand that
I have
Freedom of moving my cabin around, setting it up in any place that I like.
Make this particular place my home.
I have freedom of making any place my home.

I have
Freedom of leaving my cabin and roam,
play hide and seek beneath pine trees,
dance on fruitful fields,
run my bare feet through desert sands
I have
Freedom of exploring and absorbing and immersing in my surrounding and
taking it in. Breathing it in. Healing within.

I will take care of my cabin, maintain it well so
I can find shelter and grounding, so
I can keep moving it around,
take it to one place today,
another place tomorrow.
I have always been fascinated by the thought of making any place home.

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And today, I understand that I have freedom.
When I am resting peacefully inside my cabin, I have freedom.
When I am outside my cabin – wandering around, observing, I have freedom.
Wherever the cabin is – wherever I am,
I understand that I have freedom.

As long as I breathe. As deep as I breathe.
I have freedom.