Following full on days at work this week, I ventured down to my local beach just to stop, sit and catch my breath. It was a grey, windy afternoon and soaring above me was this seagull battling against the wind.
Despite the difficult conditions he glided and hovered with such grace and skill, and was so mesmerising to watch. The flight of this seagull reminded me of my treasured book 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' given to me many years ago, when I was a young teenager and going through difficult times, by my beautiful Dad who passed away some time ago and I still miss very much.
......But Jonathan Livingston Seagull, unashamed, stretching his wings again in that trembling hard curve--slowing, slowing, and stalling once more--was no ordinary bird.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Author, Richard Bach.
I hope this weekend, you find a moment to catch your breath. x