I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ W.E. Henley

Vixen's Reads: Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King


A very composed man wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and how patiently and brilliantly he made his escape.
  •  Interesting characters
  •  Prison realities
  •  Subjective Justice
  •  Post World War II setting
  •  Short Story

Points I have pondered on:

What is Justice?
Justice is blind to the truth and to the lies.  Im in law school long enough to know that the truth is bendable.  Im in this country long enough to know that the truth is worthless.  Im in this world long enough to know that the truth when told boldly can shatter dreams.  Telling the truth and keeping the truth are both equally selfish acts.  Getting Justice on your side is a hefty and dangerous pursuit.  Might as well pray on getting lucky.

We make our own prisons.
In life, it is either we are restrained by others or we are wound in the very shackles we forged for ourselves.  Freedom does not equal to a free spirit.  Sometimes I envy the insane, their reality is so altered they do not have to worry about what can and can not be done.

Is freedom worth the fight?
Yes it always is!  I pray that I may always have the strength to endure a life long battle of breaking free from imagined restraints.  It would be sad to have lived a life of holding back.  

The fine line between principle and ego.
These two feel just the same.  The former is a virtue the other a vice but when you take time to drink it in, the likeness is astonishing!

At the end of the day, it is you who shall evaluate your own life.  
Was it a life of freedom or was it in chains?

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