"There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free." -William Cronkite
We found this little squirrel in a trap today. He was very frightened and upset at his capture. But his spirit was not gone. He searched every square inch of the cage for an escape. He chattered angrily at me as I debated what to do next. I slipped him my granola bar, which he devoured in an instant. Who knows how long he's been there.
Finally, we managed to set him lose. The moment he realized his freedom, he scurried to the highest tree top. He looked back one last time, just to make sure the cage was really behind him.
I imagine he is with his friends and family, telling the heroic tale of his capture and escape, and enjoying his freedom.