deVine, (Interesting name, an ancestral one for me. Ooops, giving away clues here.) Hmmmm. Well, after I've written a poem that works, ya, free would be it. It lasts a while. Rarely elsewise, tho, too much clutter, too many lives to lead, too many monkeys on the back.
I guess I could call the internet access a "freedom", but as I think of it, I'm not quite sure what I am free of or free from. Maybe free to be a less physical personality, without all the prejudice that goes with that. Maybe free to reinvent myself. Maybe just free of baggage. This is close to a new plane of existence, no? (Well, at least in one's head.) But I have to disagree with you, Nan, it is not free of charge. Think of all the resources it takes to build and support such a system. These are the hidden costs that this society never wants to see or acknowledge. "Ignore it and it will go away."
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The internet, or a spoon full of junk, or a pipe full of crack or even a ring full of keys--cannot give us freedom...nor will the perfect house, with the perfect kids, and 2.5 mercedes in the driveway....
Before she passed on, someone asked "Mother Theresa" when she would take a vacation? and her reply was "every day is a vacation..."
She died FREE....
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
Hmm well as I sit here eating a Belgian Truffle given to me by my fave guy I ponder this question posted by Miss DeVine. I was, over my holidays in England, taken to a new experience...a Pantomime! In that show (Aladdin) which starred Jon Inman of the "Are You Being Served?" British television series...Jon Inman kept asking "Are You Free?!?!?" and the audience was supposed to reply, in Pantomime fashion..."I'M FREE!!!". Well on my trip over there I not only discovered who I was inside, I became free. So yeah, Sharon...I'M FREE! Finally.
dreamer1 12 5 24
Am I free? Interesting question. Not simple either. Depending on my mood, I feel like Irie, in that I feel free occationally, but other times I feel totally restricted and... well, not free. But most of the time I feel like Dopey Dope. NO, I am NOT free!
....peace as a primary objective is dangerous because it implies that we would sacrifice anything for the sake of it.... Robert Kaplan
Somewhere in the vast wastelan
Interesting question. No, I don't feel free a lot of the time, though I think I am moving in that direction. I do believe a lot of the chains are of my own making. In general, I am far more concerned about the shoulds and shalt nots that restrict my life than anyone else around me is.
To love another person is to see the face of God. - Les Miserables
on the threshold of a dream