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

I Met An Angel

I met an Angel,
Who laughed and smiled!

And with absolute faith and conviction, 
She said to me,
"All will be well,
I know it"!

She seems so familiar I thought,
Maybe I've known her before,
In another life?

And we talked about science and philosophy,
And the nature of reality.

And the evening was filled with Magic!









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?