my favourite quote and why i love it

i am a words-loving girl so i found this day refreshing!

if i think about it i can have different quotes that mean something to me every single day. but this one i am sharing i know i use a lot.

‘i have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. their feathers are just too bright. and when they fly away, that part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. i guess I just miss my friend.’ 

Red from The Shawshank Redemption

it helps me when i think of friends and family who have passed, lost friends along the way, my childhood and memories.

what i really love about this quote is the part that talks about rejoicing, and how their feathers were just too bright. too bright to be kept to just that moment. it is reassuring and puts to words how i feel about loss.

and it sure is a brilliant movie.

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