Saturday, May 5, 2012
Freedom and Locks
As I rushed to stuff my pockets on my return to the nick from home leave, it struck me that the more
freedom I had, then the more keys I have to carry.
Back in Closed prison we may have one or two keys, for a locker and a courtesy lock, at most. Now I have those two keys, plus a locker at work, then my house key, and am an occasional custodian of the car keys.
I was unconsciously assuming that "freedom" implied an absence of locks. Wrong. It means that I have the keys to even more locks than I could have imagined.