A portrait in honor of a seagull

I photographed this seagull with a broken wing in front of my home today about half hour before it died.

Johnathan Livingston

I thought about the lessons of the book by Richard Bach that was so popular when I was a young teen. Johnathan Livingston Seagull was probably the first book I read at age 12 or 13 after my mother died. It would not be an exaggeration to say that book had more influence on my spiritual life than the Bible. The music of Neil Diamond reinforced those messages as I must have listened to hundreds of times as a teenager and into my 20s.

In honor of this seagull , I will pull the book off the shelf and listen to the music once again.

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