A Minute to Myself (175)
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A Minute to Myself (176)


"And God brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and an outstretched arm..."

(Deuteronomy 26:8--part of the Passover story)

Have you been freed from something or someone? What were you freed from and how were you freed? How does freedom feel? Is that a feeling that can be recaptured or does it need to be recreated to feel it?



This may sound crazy but being fired from a bad job. You don't realize how bad of an environment it is until you are out of it. I can recapture it all the time. I just talk to the people that still work there.


Being freed from something (like in my case prospective illness) feels like a great weight has been lifted. My soul just soared. It's a euphoric feeling that passes fairly quickly but lingers long enough so that you experience the wonder and joy for at least a few hours.

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Woman

I shouldn't say my marriage since I am still stuck in it too much, but I will say it because when my lawyer told me that the judge signed the divorce papers I could feel that I had dropped a huge weight. All of those cartoons that show people dropping weights, well that's how I felt. Surely it was "free at last." Freedom is not just an ideal, it is a tangible thing.

Freed from a bad job and work environment, and the scepter of illness are certainly things to be freed from.


I feel like I will never be free of my ex. He is pure evil

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Woman

Jessica, I know what you mean about never being free from an evil ex but the minute the divorce paper was signed I still had a sense of release and relief. I was not obligated to do anything for that man any more and I was not longer responsible for him or his irresponsibilities any more. I can complain about him, but I still feel that he's "not my problem." He's just on an ice floe that keeps bothering mine. I can't wait until we get into separate streams. And since my youngest is 13, it will relatively soon because I don't expect to have to deal with him after her emancipation. I know you have a lot longer to go, but at least you got out of living with him before it became too much time together for either you or your daughter.

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