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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Saturday, August 4, 2012


I just got back from a great run - up over the hill and along by the sea. I did some exercises on the beach and then jumped in the sea for a few minutes. I didn't swim (waves too high and the tide in), but  it was so invigorating. I sat on the beach and watched the sea for a while. It is such a nice day - perfect blue sky, blue green sea and lots of seagulls and other wildlife.

A little further along the beach I noticed at least 2 porpoise ( diving in and out of the sea as I ran along. I hadn't seen them before - they were wonderful, although I couldn't see them too well as they were a distance from the shore. 

I looked up the spiritual meaning of porpoise - "denotes spiritual guidance, or humanitarian nature"...funny thing was, I had a brief chat to an old gentleman who said hello to me. I told him about the porpoise. He was pleased to hear this, then asked if they like warm water. I said I didn't know - then he said, quite profoundly, "The world is changing and we have to stay positive". " Have faith" I said..he looked at me and then said "Yes, have faith"! I said "it was nice talking to you" and off I ran..... it was one of those special meetings/synchronicities ...really important message I think!


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