Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“They are saying in the Flock that if you are not the Son of the Great Gull Himself”, Fletcher told Jonathan one morning after Advanced Speed Practice, “then you are a thousand years ahead of your time.”
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. “What do you think, Fletch? Are we ahead of our time?”
A long silence, “Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anyone who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way that most gulls fly.”“That’s something,” Jonathan said, rolling to glide inverted for a while. “That’s not half as bad as being ahead of our time”.
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Drawn to the Beach

I was drawn to the beach this morning...sat cross-legged on the rocks facing East out to sea .....the sea a beautiful blue/green, waves caressing the beach in an hypnotic dance like breathing - the sea's breaths, the sounds of the pebbles being stirred up by the sea, the sky a perfect blue, the clouds were few and high and white, the wind changing direction subtly (felt it cool on my face), the clear pure air, a pleasure to breathe in and out and the warm sun was beaming down on me filling my soul with gladness! Beautiful. 
I came home to open an email from a friend ...she ended the email with the following:
"Smiling, just happy to live and experience another day!!"
I share her words with you.....

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