Song Bird

This week's prompt at The Documented Life challenge was to use a bird on our journal page. I decided to use it both literally and figuratively--using Michael Jackson as my Song Bird, and adding a little bird at the end of a quote.

Song Bird Art Journal Page

The quote is from a Stephen King book:

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”

The first time I ever read that quote, it immediately made me think of Michael. He was our Song Bird, of course, but in many ways he was also in a gilded cage, imprisoned by his fame. And though he loved his fans, he really couldn't be truly free as the rest of us are. His true freedom, sadly, only came in death. And our world is truly more drab and empty for his departure.