December 15, 2012

my feathered friends


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"Little dinosaurs", someone once told me. I believed it true then and still do.



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Now the possibility exists, that they're listening to everything we say...



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A genuine naval flotilla of ducky creatures, staged right off S.F. Bay shores.



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While Jonathan* here, stands sentry over China Camp and San Pablo Bay.
*The book tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with the daily squabbles over food. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying, until finally his unwillingness to conform results in his expulsion from his flock. An outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities as he leads an idyllic life.

One day, Jonathan is met by two gulls who take him to a "higher plane of existence" in that there is no heaven but a better world found through perfection of knowledge, where he meets other gulls who love to fly. He discovers that his sheer tenacity and desire to learn make him "pretty well a one-in-a-million bird." In this new place, Jonathan befriends the wisest gull, Chiang, who takes him beyond his previous learning, teaching him how to move instantaneously to anywhere else in the Universe.

The secret, Chiang says, is to "begin by knowing that you have already arrived." Not satisfied with his new life, Jonathan returns to Earth to find others like him, to bring them his learning and to spread his love for flight. His mission is successful, gathering around him others who have been outlawed for not conforming. Ultimately, the very first of his students, Fletcher Lynd Seagull, becomes a teacher in his own right and Jonathan leaves to teach other flocks.   source: Wikipedia



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right on with being outcast!

JB

m e l i g r o s a said...

just watched the birds again (4283742847x time)
have you been to bodega bay lately? the casino bar +grill has super yummy food +the coldest beer north of the ggb :)

 
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