The essence of freedom


One evening we went to Emilio's on Sixth Avenue and Bleeker Street, a restaurant that was a fixture in what was then still an Italian neighborhood. It had a lovely outdoor garden in the back that compensated for the stereotypical food. Bobby [Dylan] was all fired up about the concept of freedom.What defined the essence of freedom?

Were birds really free? he asked. They are chained to the sky, he said, where they are compelled to fly.

So are they truly free?
From Suze Rotolo's essential memoir of Greenwich Village in the sixties 'A Freewheelin' Time'. See Dylan's art here.
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