Wednesday, August 03, 2005



There once was a woman who was hard working, loyal, honest and modest. She cared for others, loved her family and was very hard on herself. However, a battle raged within her. She wanted to fly. She fluttered her wings, rattled the cage and then her fear and guilt won over. She would settle back down to her life which actually was a quite a happy one.

Time passed, many years later she discovered there were reasons she had stayed locked up. The need to fly became more urgent, she knew she could not fly while she was locked in the cage. So rattle the cage she did, until the lock was broken. There was freedom to fly, to soar high up into the sky.

She could not believe the freedom she experienced. Everything looked so different from up above. She spent many hours gliding around, allowing her dreams to come true.

This poem was written by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Fold your wings my soul,
Those wings you had spread wide
To soar to the terrestrial peaks
Where the light is most ardent:
It is simply for you to wait
The descent of the Fire – supposing it be willing
to take possession of you.


At 6:35 PM, Blogger Anita Marie Moscoso said...

The story of my life! How'd you know? All kidding aside, this was well done and a joy to read.

Anita Marie

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Karen said...

So often we are imprisoned in cages of our own making. Sometimes they are comfortable, sometimes not, but they still confine us. Glad you are flying free.

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Believer said...

"Ever let the fancy roam, pleasure never is at home." Keats

Whether we're tethered to responsibilities or are prisoners of our bodies or lives, if the mind and heart can fly we can live joyously!

Here's a toast to our freedom!

At 3:55 PM, Blogger Leonie Bryant said...

It was such a freeing moment to be able to write this - moving from absolute fear to 'doing' something and it worked beautifully for me. I am flying around having a good look at this world from a different perspective!!

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Gail Kavanagh said...

I understand that moment when the cage opens so well - and the shock when you realise the key was in your hands all along.

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Leonie Bryant said...

Very true Gail, but why do we always forget or fight it?

At 10:54 PM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

Your presentation helped me take wings and dance freely and without inhibition. It felt joyous Leonie. I know this cage well and I am not going back in now. Today I have been down to Deans Art and bought a host of art supplies to develop my sketching. No comment thanks Lois!

At 7:53 PM, Blogger Leonie Bryant said...

This is a great thing to do Heather. Your sketching really has character, so have fun!


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