Freedom Within

June 14,2018, Oley, PA-

The past two days have been spent taking in some aspects of history. Yesterday afternoon, I learned about American railroads, by visiting Steamtown National Historical Park, in Scranton, PA. Today, I spent almost the entire day at Valley Forge, the place where George Washington regrouped and shored up his forces, for a more concerted run at the powerful British Army.

The knowledge of history is right up there with the natural world, in my pursuit of understanding. I regret not posting photos, but when I get my new laptop, all these visits will be reprised, with the photos I’ve been taking.

Back to the matter of freedom. Valley Forge is a symbol of fighting for freedom. There is even an active organization in the town:Freedom’s Foundation, made famous in the 1969’s by the late American singer, Frankie Laine.

My take, in a nutshell: Freedom is a state of mind and heart. Of course, as with money, one must work to secure outward freedom, and never take it for granted. Yet, even those living in a dictatorship have the option of keeping the flame of freedom alive in their heart and mind.

I will have more to say about this,later, but I am getting tired,after a wonderful day, capped by a lovely dinner with a new friend.

12 thoughts on “Freedom Within

  1. I learned that about freedom once. I was hellbent on being relieved of obligations and restriction in my life, having that freedom. Then my father became ill and I was anable to achieve it in the way that I’d planned. It was after I cared for him and he passed before I realized that freedom found me, when my heart softened and the peace I discovered through the process gave me that freedom.
    Very nice post πŸ™‚

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  2. That sounds like a most interesting day — there is so much history in Pennsylvania to absorb, and you’re taking it all in very quickly! If you’re still in Oley, please say hi to Beth for me too!

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