After reading a post from another blogger, I had to borrow her quote and put it here so that I can remember it.
"Freedom is the room to move in the harness."--Fred Holden riffing on Robert Frost.
Part of my response: I have experienced freedom in different ways at various times in my life. It seems freedom is about perspective and achieving the balance of acceptance of the limits or boundaries and appreciating the life you make within them. Somewhere in there lays the secrets of happiness.