Tyler wrapped himself in his duvet. It was warm, but not only because it was duck eider-down, on the front was the stars and stripes, the star spangled banner. After a year in his new country he still felt energized, anything was possible in the land of the free. In his new home this flag meant he could pursue his dreams, work hard, speak his mind. Finally he could say what he wanted without fear of the police or worse beating his door down. Freedom. Flag. Home.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, February 10, 2015.