Here it is — the first of my posts dedicated to word requests. “Independence” is for my Aunt Sheila, a retired teacher, a mother, a grandmother, and much more.
Noting that Aunt Sheila liked my “peace” banner, I gave her word a similar treatment, letting it billow over a medievalesque flowery mead. A goldfinch presides over the scene, perhaps eyeing the thistles for future seed.
Independence is closely associated with freedom and liberty. You might define it as room to act without undue hindrances. Or it could mean the absence of ensnaring dependencies. And yet…
“No man is an island, entire of itself.” –John Donne
But as a useful part of the whole, there are times to spread one’s wings and progress in one’s “inner distance” as Antoine de Saint-Exupery put it. In this pursuit, may we float as lightly as butterflies.
Here are Miss Flibberty Ribbit and Lady Ringabelle, to demonstrate.
Sometimes going with the wind,
Sometimes where he wants to.
~Tanny Gupton Barnes
My next post will feature Mama’s word, or should I say, mum’s the word!
Write a good one!