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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Friday, May 24, 2013

Do You Ever?

Looking east to the sunrise above the Irish sea from Whiterock beach, Killiney, Dublin.

Do you ever stop?
Do you ever stand still for a while?
Do you ever notice how clouds part silently for sunbeams?


  1. thanks , my friend has 2 seagulls nesting in his garden, we are waiting for the eggs and later the births of the chicks , been inspired to watch the JL Seagull film and listen to richard harris audiobook -- here in brighton we have many seagulls, in fact our home football team is named "seagulls" -- gram-- slan Dave

  2. Thanks Dave - lovely to hear that!