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Freedom – a new way of seeing!

The interviewer asks Nina Simone the meaning of Freedom – she begins by saying its like being in love – you know it when you feel it but you cant describe it. Then in a moment of revelation she declares

I’ll tell you what freedom is to me! No Fear! like a new way of seeing

Possibly not realising that moments before she had declared her own freedom when she states

“I wanna go in that den of those elegant people with their old ideas, smugness and just drive them insane… I want to get a show, a real show thats calculated from the beginning where I haven’t sacrificed any of my principles “

Freedom to me is having no fear but its also being afraid, seeing beyond the fear and doing it anyway.  When I give in to my fears, I am distressed,, its like loosing control and being at effect of others.