The Brenda Photo Challenge:
My America ~ Freedom!
"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse."
~ Albert Camus 1913 - 1960
Volunteer marigolds...choosing a life outside the 'mainstream' garden.
My symbol of freedom are the herds of Mustangs that wander the mountain valleys near my house. They are an icon of the western expansion, from the Spanish explorers to the Eastern farmers and prospectors, who trekked across the land looking for a better life.
These Mustangs waiting patiently out side the garden gate...wondering if any of the apples on the ground are meant for them.
The Big Bay Herd getting themselves into trouble. They sometimes behave like over-grown rabbits by grazing on the front lawn of residents who have moved into territory the horses' genetics whisper 'this is my home' too. Citizens call the state and the state rounds up the animals and puts them up for auction. Sometimes FREEDOM carries the ultimate huge price tag: life or death.
A Bachelor Herd pondering the question of "how much" freedom (their side of the fence) or plenty of apples, grass and water (my side of the fence) is for them. Freedom is always about deciding because in freedom there is choice: which side of the fence (particularly pressing in an election year, eh!).
Choice/ Freedom is a burden and a joy.