“Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone.”
In Shawshank Redemption these words were used to describe Andy Dufresne. They could have just as easily been used to describe Ray Lewis.