My pets love their freedom. The top photo in this blog entry shows one of my cats (Leo) while he was caged up in an animal rescue center. Some Target employees saw he was hungry and hurt. They called the Taunton Animal Rescue Center, and Leo was rescued.
The second photo of Leo in this blog shows him now: he's free to run around my house and jump onto such places as the refrigerator, where he feels like he really is in charge, especially of his own life. He's now free to eat all the food he wants whenever he wants. When I first got Leo from the animal rescue center, he was always starving. He was also scared to eat. Whenever he was eating, he kept looking around and acting as if he was fearful of a person or an animal attacking him. Now, he's no longer scared, and he eats happily while enjoying his freedom in a wonderful home.
On this freedom blog and in my novels, I completely love being able to say what I want to say. I also love being able to censor myself, rather than to have someone else censor my writing. Freedom of speech and freedom of censorship are both wonderful freedoms.
Another great part of being a writer is to have my ideas published. Here is an excerpt from page x of the "Preface" of my newly-released novel Unhidden Pilgrims: "People in the twenty-first century exercise freedom and censorship through such mediums as printed writing, the internet, social media, dialogue, body language, home decoration, clothing, possessions, codes, abbreviations, computer software, images, and symbols. These methods of speaking to others are visible in many sections of Unhidden Pilgrims. Both hidden and unhidden elements of modern and historic communication are displayed by the characters in this novel" (Petit x).
Dr. Karen Petit is the author of Banking on Dreams, Mayflower Dreams, Roger Williams in an Elevator, Unhidden Pilgrims, Holidays Amaze, Amazing Holiday Paws, and Paw Dream Mazes. She is thankful for having the freedom to worship a wonderful, caring God.