As a child, I memorized the lyrics to this song, which was the theme to the 1966 movie, Born Free, in which a couple, Joy and George Adamson, raised an orphaned lioness cub, Elsa. When Elsa reached adulthood, the couple released her into the wilds of Kenya, because as a wild, free animal, she did not belong in captivity.
To this day, the words of the song stay with me, and I’d like to share them with you:
Born Free, as Free as the wind blows
As Free as the grass grows
Born Free, to follow your heart
Live Free, and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star
Stay Free, let no walls divide you
You’re Free as the roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide
Born Free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
‘Cause You’re Born Free
How odd, that these words spoke to me so strongly as a child, that I went out of my way to memorize them. I’m glad I did.
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