Was Freedom Enough?
Posted by learntobead on November 14, 2011
Excerpt from column
HOW TO BEAD A ROGUE ELEPHANT
WAS FREEDOM ENOUGH?
I emancipated myself from my upwardly mobile position, after 18 years of progressively more responsible positions, having attained an annual salary the income taxes from which supported one whole government worker.
And what did that do for me? Emancipation. Over the next 20 plus years of starting all over again. At the bottom. Learning another trade. Having no accumulated reputation or power or wherewithal to get ahead. I had freed myself to make my own choices. I had painted myself into a picture of my own dreams. To be an artist. To make jewelry. To play with beads. And to make a living at it.
But what did I achieve, except for the very freedom itself to be free to make my own choices? …