Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Richard Bach, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”

"Who is more responsible than a gull who finds and follows meaning, a higher purpose for life?
For a thousand years we have scrabbled after fish heads, but now we have a reason to live
- to learn, to discover, to be free!

How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats,
there’s reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves
as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!

What he had once hoped for the Flock, he now gained for himself alone; he learned to fly,
and was not sorry for the price that he had paid...”

- Richard Bach, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”

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