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, March 4, 2016

Insights From a Silent Pilgrimage


A complete rainbow at the summit of the hill. 
On one side sun, on the other rain. 
The rainbow at the boundary between light and shadow.

"The deeds and sufferings of light". 
Goethe

The woods battered by the weather, 
Trees with limbs missing and some fallen and broken. 

The scars of their experience. 

Nature just accepts and transforms the scars into new beauty. 

We also have our scars as we journey and gain new experience. 

The scars are the records of our life's pilgrimage - ever transforming, ever changing,
Transient like that rainbow, but leaving a record etched on our souls.

Based on a comment at: http://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Re-Creating-Science-Meetup/events/228399196/

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