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, November 17, 2012

Autumn Leaves

What a beautiful time of year this is,
When the sky is so blue and the leaves - yellow, orange and red,
Gentle breezes blowing the leaves on to the ground,
Falling, gently......
A stillness,
A crispness in the air. 
Frost on the ground.
A slowing down,
A settling in.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

One Thing at a Time

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Walk slowly,
Talk slowly,
Breathe slowly,
Think clearly.

Everything in its right place,
Within the whole.