Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Perfect Dark Sky

“Home I have none. Flock I have none. I am Outcast. And we fly now at the peak of the Great Mountain Wind. Beyond a few hundred feet, I can lift this old body no higher.”

“But you can, Jonathan. For you have learned. One school is finished, and the time has come for another to begin.”

As it had shined across him all his life, so understanding lighted that moment for Jonathan Seagull. They were right. He could fly higher, and it was time to go home.

“I’m ready,” he said at last.

And Jonathan Livingston Seagull rose with the two star-bright gulls to disappear into a perfect dark sky.

That segment is from Richard Bach’s 1970 book of wisdom, better known as Jonathan Livingston Seagull. There is so much wisdom is this wonderful story that it’s difficult to absorb it all in one reading. It's easy to find the self paging through the book from time to time to find a thought that stimulates an impulse within us. We are able to identify that urge and we call it inspiration, as well as insight. Bach is offering us a fragment of his consciousness and we can use it or not.

We make associations about the experiencesin the book and create similar experiences in life. We never stop creating. We can fly in a perfect dark sky, and accept the fact that we are that perfect dark sky.

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