Tag Archives: freedom


1 Jun

Hawk in Flight

While taking our second nature walk of the summer today, my amateur photographer of a son happened to snap this photo of a beautiful and graceful hawk with it’s outstretched wings soaring high above the thirsty terrain.  Upon admiring his photo I began to wonder, “do we actually still maintain this freedom we Americans have always claimed to have”?  You cannot know by simply looking at this photograph but this eye-catching hawk was gliding over the Texas/Mexico border along the Rio Grande River.  This hawk symbolizes something that in my opinion the human race has lost in light of the most horrific border violence in history, our freedom.  As a child I remember countless times in which I had the privilege of visiting some of the most charming places in Mexico including Michoacán, Acapulco, Playa Azul, Celaya and innumerous others.  These lush regions had some of the most ravishing landscapes I had ever witnessed.  As a mother now I would have loved to have introduced my children to the beauty that I once knew.  Due to the heinous crimes that are occurring just miles south of this border, this disillusioned dream of mine is just that, a dream.   I am disheartened at the fact that I have been robbed of this so called “freedom” and that my children will never be able to appreciate what I experienced growing up as child.  Immaculate stories of a once picturesque country is all that is left and for me that is simply not enough.  To be free such as this hawk, to “fly” anywhere, anytime is something that I yearn for and wish to be able to get back in my lifetime and my children’s.

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