Some birds aren’t meant to be caged

Shawshank Redemption has long been about my favourite film. I’m one of those rare people who saw it when it came out at the cinema back in the 1990’s, well before it became popular on the then cutting edge DVDs.

I love everything about that film and it has scenes and quotes that fit so many occasions, I used always think of the ‘Beers on the roof’ Bad bosses, Bullies, Dilbert and the Peter Principle when working for some bad bosses in particular Top 10 requirements of a happy office versus working from home!

Today though is the ninth anniversary of when my dearest Mam died just a day or two after her 63rd birthday, in effect leaving me something of an orphan since my thirties.

It got me thinking of one of my favourite quotes from Shawshank.

I guess I just miss my friend x

About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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4 Responses to Some birds aren’t meant to be caged

  1. Contractions of Fate says:

    I have that movie on DVD somewhere. Now I need to watch it again for the first time in years!
    Sorry to hear about your mum. 63 is far too young 😦

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  2. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    I’ve never seen the movie but I do vividly remember reading the story. I believe- but stand to be corrected- it was published as Hope Springs Eternal. I do love a good prison story. The original Papillon is my favourite, but I recently watched the remake and it’s not too shabby.

    Aaaaand I’m off topic 😆

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    • The short story for this was actually Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. I love a good prison story too. Do you remember Green Mile? Though that was a bit different to Shawshank. I only watched the original Papillon when I was little and don’t really remember anything about it!

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