Run Free

by Tom Swift

“What use of mind a person gains if he casts no eye on what his neighbor has said, done, or thought, but looks only to what he himself is doing, to ensure that his own action must be just, and holy, and good in every regard. Do not look back to examine the black character of another, but run straight towards the finishing line, never glancing to right or left.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 4.18

Today is the day you have been waiting for all week, all year, all your life — a day when you can do what you want and take care of what you otherwise could not. Truly. Whatever you want. You do not live in a fishbowl but rather a home with solid walls and a roof with full coverage. No one needs to know. No one will know. What you say today and what you think and what you do. Only you.