July 1, 2008

Chained Hopes…

Posted in English, Fav. Movie Quotes, Reflections at 10:30 pm by Rou...

“Some birds aren’t meant to be caged; their feathers are just too bright… And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice! Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone…”

 

~ Morgan Freeman; from the movie “The Shawshank Redemption”

 

 

Not knowing the reason behind her continuous recall to this particular phrase lately… She thought that may be it’s because she had been feeling lately like she’s locked in a cage… like she’s being… chained…

 

Although no physical fence surrounded her, yet, she felt so burdened as if something is holding her still, and weighing her down…

 

Something that she couldn’t endure…

Something that kept her away from even the simplest of things…

Preventing her from flying away to the highest skies…

Preventing her from “Hope”…

 

“Hope”… that moving target that keeps one alive…

“Hope”… that magical word that keeps one wishing upon a star…

“Hope”… the only thing capable of going far beyond what this brutally realistic world has to offer…

“Hope”… that charming yet impossible dream that move you further than whatever normal things you pursue in this world whether it was house, job, family, or success in its mere meaning…

“Hope”… that passion that let one sees the same world that he lives every single day with a totally different perspective… one of real meaning…

 

“Hope”… that now seemed to her like a far-off concept… something that is too idealistic to turn into reality… thus leaving her too scared to keep hoping for anything…

 

That exact same burden that kept her from flying is what is now taking her spirit and passion away…

 

How would she ever reach a safe shore… She couldn’t find an answer to this question… All she knew is that she “hopes” she would someday be able to release her “Hopes” from its chains, reach up into the skies and into the night to catch a falling star…

 

catch a falling star

 

 

 

Rou…

July 1, 2008

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5 Comments »

  1. Mermaid said,

    I never thought about if caged birds are happy or no… caged birds eat well… are protected… and they usually have a mate. But they are not free.. they do not get to fly.

    I understand how you feel, dearest… but I believe in you; I know you’re smart enough to find a way to be as free as you are yet still keep the food, protection and mate 🙂

    NOTHING can ever steal your spirit and passion away :))

  2. sleeplessrou said,

    Food… Protection… Mate… using your words…
    Or, Job…House… Family… using my words…

    Either cases, you’re giving me everything except the one thing that I cannot actually survive without… that is my freedom…

    I do not want to end up like anybody else… Not living my life the way I want…

    It’s not about having a mate, if you’re not going to be yourself ya Mayo… Becasue if you lost yourself, you’ll eventually lose your mate too… mesh 3ashan 7aga ella eno if you can’t preserve the most precious thing in you which is “you”… then you probably won’t be able to preserve any other thing… precious or not ba2a…

    Ma 3aleina……….

  3. Mermaid said,

    Ya bent enty you have not read my comment carefully 🙂 I said “I know you’re smart enough to find a way to be as free as you are yet still keep the food, protection and mate”…. aham 7aga is to be as free as you are… to still be able to fly. But at the same time let us be realistic, you won’t be able to fly as frequently as you always do… it is a new phase of your life… YES, keep the core qualities you have but also be open to “some” change. It is “sunnet” el 7ayah ya Rou 🙂

  4. sleeplessrou said,

    SOME change!!!!!!

    bezemetek enty mesada2a elgomla deeeeeee!!!!!

    SOME ya Mayo??????

  5. Mermaid said,

    mmm…. I know it is more than “SOME” change ya Rou… maho hena where I believe in your being intelligent in “pushing back” in order not to accept all the imposed change. Willingly accept what you believe is “right” and won’t change much of the Rehab you’ve known for 26 years, and gently reject the change that will make you recognize yourself no more!


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