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Jun 12, 2022Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

Mary, sorry to write again but I just realized that I misquoted my friend. She said "Blessed are those "daring" to be free." What a difference a word makes, as you know so well. Daring infers risk and requires courage. That's a whole different ball game, I think.

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Agreed. The quote moves from passive to active with that one word change. Huge difference.

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Jun 11, 2022Liked by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

After reading "A Gap in the Fence" my friend wrote to me ...."Blessed are those yearning to be free". It seems to be an appropriate response to this piece as well.

And to interject some humor, Aretha Franklin just came to mind singing "Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!, yea, Freedom! lyrics from her song "Think". Gotta love it.

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Completely appropriate -- all of it!

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