It is becoming more difficult for me to express my thoughts freely in a public forum; yet, I am willing to live under the scrutiny of my village and remain true to myself. Freedom for me lies in expression of words and music.
I was recently reminded of a scene in "The Sound of Music." In this scene, Marie is counseling with Mother Abbess regarding a problem in her life. Mother Abbess responds, "Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live." Then, with traditional Rogers and Hammerstein splendor, Mother Abbess breaks out in song "Climb Every Mountain." I have a few damn mountains of my own I need to climb!
And did you know, the wool from a black sheep is just as warm?