The Caged Bird

I love the theme of perception. It beckons us to challenge our innermost beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and opinions and re-evaluate them ~ often with a rather unwelcome, forceful shove beyond our comfort zone. Our perceptions, i.e., the conclusions we draw based on our assumptions of a situation, often cage us into a very limited, very skewed idea of what is really possible. Rarely, however, does this represent reality. Reality reveals itself only when we become aware of the possibilities that await us once we stop using our immediate circumstances as excuses not to pursue our dreams.