These words appeared in black type like a newspaper front page headline as a dream last night. I used the babel fish translator to check that my own translation of cara and libre to mean love and freedom was correct. Close enough – cara/beloved. and libre/freedom.
Where are love and freedom Have you seen them, do you desire them? A writer and very good friend of mine Michael Buhagiar has shown me they are in my heart. Its true, love and freedom are in the way we live, the choices we make, and how we relate to others.
When we work in networks, or in Communities of Practice we are offering freedom and love in the way knowledge is exchanged and valued. Free and open source software and collaborative software , social networking sites all offer freedom and love in the sense that we give and get the best of each other.
So it is up to us to choose our words and tools carefully as they are what connect us to each other, and how we express our love and freedom in communicating with each other.
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)