Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

Big Freedom

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Channel

Little Freedom

     How big is your freedom these days?  Do you say what you want to say?  Or do you self-censor because maybe it’s not politically correct or it may offend in some way?  Do you think we are more free or less free to say what we really want to say?

    In writing, and photography, and art in general do you create what’s in your soul or what you think people want to hear, read, see, or purchase?

     I have made a decision in my life and in my art.  I’m going to say what I mean to say.  I just am.  People came to this great country so they could carve out their own destiny and control their own life and be who they were born to be, not who those in power say they ought to be.

    I see in this world a great need for those in power to CONTROL those of us who choose not to be.  I don’t need it.  I don’t want it.  I just want my freedom to be me.

      What does freedom mean to you?  Is it a big idea bigger than all of us?  Or is it an attribute to be handed out to us incrementally by those who claim they know what’s best for us?

      Would love to know your thoughts on FREEDOM in art, in your choices, in your faith, in your life, and where you live.  

    Say what you want to say.  Be who you truly are–the destiny God set upon you before you were here.   Be free to create something beautiful and true today.

Freedom Just Right

Freedom!  Cherish it always!

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”   Gloria Steinem

“Better to die fighting for freedom
then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”   Bob Marley
“I predict future happiness for Americans,
if they can prevent the government from wasting
the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
Thomas Jefferson
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About Liz Gray

Loves to write! Writes at: http://u2areloved.com (Just a Jesus Girl who is also inspired by the music of U2) http://lizlogic.wordpress.com (Life is complicated; then there's Liz) http://writersreflect.com (This writer's journey; what's your story?)

3 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways”

  1. Lily Mugford says :

    Freedom is important to me, I just found freedom after many years in a very contolling marriage, so freedom for me is making my own choices. I enjoy living in a free country (Canada) and cannot imagine not having the freedom to be a Chrisitan or whatever other religion I choose.

    • Liz Gray says :

      Good for you Lily! Sometimes we don’t realize how vast freedom actually is until we are no longer in possession of it. Congratulations for being able to be strong enough to find your freedom with both your voice and your choices!

  2. Java Girl says :

    Very clever photos! Great blog too about freedom!

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