Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Spread your Wings

It began by a desire to stay safe.  Even when that meant ignoring hopes, dreams, desires.  Even when that meant standing up for justice and - especially - when it meant being heard.  All were buried and bundled up together in a tight little cocoon, seemingly safe.  A place of unchanging solitude and escape from an overwhelming world.

Little by little the feeling grew.  Whispers that this was not enough.  Those whispers grew.  And then grew some more.  Suddenly that cherished feeling of calm and safety metamorphosed into feelings of stifle and claustrophobia.  Imprisonment in an insular world of loneliness and sadness.

That little chink, the crack in the cocoon became the source.  The source of light and hope, pointing the way forward.  As her wings struggled to break free and slowly spread, those shackles of loneliness and isolation began to drop away.  Slowly, slowly they spread displaying their gorgeous, vibrant colours poised and ready for flight to truly begin.


Having a play with words and images and participating with a prompt a day over at writealm.


  1. This is wonderful, Becs!
    Happy day to you.

  2. This is a lovely piece of writing. I love watching you spread your wings!

  3. This is beautiful . . . to break free of what binds us and fly.

  4. Beautiful and powerful and inspirational. It reminds me of the quote by Anais Nin:

    "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

  5. This is a powerful message, one that most if not all can relate to. Thanks for sharing.


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