I have a number of books I keep on a shelf that I revisit or dip into from time to time. Today’s excerpt comes from the one that’s been there longest, Jonathon Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.
It’s a short read, maybe 3 hours, but read with an open mind, it will live with you for the rest of your life. Profound truths simply told.
I have chosen to share a couple of short pieces with you in the hope you’ll read the tale.
…they listened, trying to understand Jonathan Seagull. He spoke of very simple things—that it is right for a gull to fly, that freedom is the very nature of his being, that whatever stands against that freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form.
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!
It’s a great read, believe me😎
One thought on “Been Reading…”
I just read this book last year. First time. I loved it. We are free when we are who we know we are, and don’t concern ourselves with other people (or seagulls) perception of us. Lovely post, thank you. 🙂