Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

2.16.2007

SPF: Free


This week's SPF by Random and Odd is Free. I spent about two seconds thinking about this before my vision of freedom came to mind. First thing I thought about was "Me and Bobby McGee."

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free.
Yeah, an' feeling good was easy, lord, bobby sang the blues,
You know feeling good was good enough for me, hmm mm,
Good enough for me and my bobby mcgee.

Then, once I got past humming that, I was thinking of the freedom that is most important to me. Freedom of speech wasn't something I could illustrate without spending time. As a writer, that one is important. But, the next one, was just the freedom (and ability) to move around as we see fit. My friend is going through hell on earth as he fell ill Jan. 2. He went from being a healthy guy doing what he wanted to pretty much being able to get around with a cane for short lengths and a wheelchair for more extensive walks. He's been diagnosed with transverse myelitis. I'm sure he'd love to have back the freedom he had before he became ill. I woke up last night to the phone ringing. He is back in the hospital and I'll be watching their kids for a while this afternoon. Prayers for them would be appreciated.

Finally, I thought of one I could illustrate: our right to bear arms. I had those pics handy because last week, we took my father-in-law and grandmother-in-law to the shooting range. Now, THAT I have a picture of.
Did you play?

6 Comments:

  • At 8:26 AM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous Jenie said…

    Now you've got that song stuck in my head. :)

    Those are all great "free" ideas. I'm sorry about your friend, but how great that you're there for him to count on. I'll keep him in my thoughts.

    That last picture makes me giggle for some reason. lol Happy SPF! I played too.

     
  • At 9:13 AM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Uzz said…

    I will call you later to find out about who is sick.

    That pic is priceless!! I played as well this week!

     
  • At 9:52 AM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous Lisa said…

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your frirend. We take so much for granted until it is taken away.

    I love the range picture! It's a classic.

    Happy SPF and I played too.

     
  • At 12:23 PM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous OddMix said…

    Nice SPF! I love that you took them shooting. It is a very important freedom to me, too.

    I played, too!

     
  • At 5:39 PM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Arlene said…

    Hands down my favorite song!!!!

    I played too!

     
  • At 6:31 AM, February 17, 2007, Blogger Christie said…

    Happy spf :D

     

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