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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Thursday, January 9, 2014

This Morning

Here is a podcast of me reading this poem:

sunrise over Killiney Bay

This Morning,
I lost myself in the sky. 

Expanded, clear, empty,
But immersed in fullness. 

Swimming in a diamond candle lit cave,
Pervaded by deep pools of blue wisdom,
Within music.

Flowing forms like water,
Taking the shape of trees,
And fusing up into the lightening sky,
Dappled by red tendrils of flying lightforms,
Enriched by blackbirds,
Dancing on roof ridges,
For fun.

Jan 8, 2014: As I was leaving the house this morning, the sky was amazing.. I really opened up to it and allowed it to immerse itself in me for a while..a deep dark blue in the west and a subtle light blue undergoing slow, but steady dynamic change to slightly lighter all the time...then some clouds flecked by the beginnings of the tendrils of sunlight growing from beyond the horizon....

It took my breath away. ...

...And then when I got home here after dropping the kids at school, a blackbird on the ridge of the roof of the house, then joined by another one.... they chased each other all looked like great fun... Beautiful! 

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