Freedom is a road seldom travelled by the multitude. -Fredrick Douglass
I am a pen with no hand attached.
A series of quotes with no attribution.
Once upon a time I ran the web with my identity in full bloom. Anyone who wanted to know about me knew all about me. I blogged and blogged to my hearts content. I talked about my family, about my friends, where I come from, where I live currently. I thought I was free. I viewed transparency as freedom.
But that would make Frederick Douglass a liar.
Freedom is speaking your heart without fear. I look back on the 25,000 words that I wrote over the past 22 months and I saw the editing. I saw a man who chose his words carefully.
I emerge from my cocoon protected by a thin veil of anonymity.
That is more for those around me than for me.
I emerge from my cocoon matured in the need and purpose of my position.
I am unafraid.
I am unencumbered.
I am free.
Today is not the first day of the rest of my life.
TODAY is the first day of my LIFE