Wouldn't it be nice to make a fresh start? From the ground up? To let go of everything and discover a new way to live?
I can feel a longing for that in my life. A desire too let go of old habits, old ways of doing things, old ways of thinking and feeling and reacting and to discover who I am now, after all this time without any of that stuff dragging at me.
This life hangs on to me though, tentacular hooks of love, relationship, responsibility that would shred my scarred soul if ripped away.
I think I know a little of why the caged bird sings.