Thank you to Natalie from But Why for nominating me for this wonderful quote challenge.
“You call yourself a free spirit, a ‘wild thing’, and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage’.
I love this quote. I love it for many reasons. I love this quote because it so accurately captures the essence of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She is a young woman, living alone in New York City, putting on a brave face as she struggles to look after herself, let alone the cat that she has taken in. The cat’s name is Cat to symbolize her belief that we as people do not own each other or other living beings. She displays a fierce attitude of independence, yet, she is terrified and barely making it. Her biggest fear is depending on someone else. Fred Baby, her only real friend and the man that she is falling for, bravely looks her in the eyes and tells her the truth.
I also love this quote because I think that many people can interpret it through their own eyes and within the context of their own lives.
It reminds me so completely of my own fear. I want more than anything to get on my bike and climb another mountain. Before a climb day, I am full of fire and complete confidence. When I get to the mountain, and look up at the monstrous beast staring me down, my true fear seeps from my pores, and I am reminded of how insignificant I am. Yet, I refuse to be caged inside. I would rather face my fear of what can happen on that mountainside than stay home.
Check out Natalie’s insightful quotes starting with Natalie’s Quote Challenge Day 1.
The rules: Post three quotes across three different days, link to my blog, and nominate two new folks, if you choose to do so.