I scarcely remember the book or even seeing the movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull from the 1970s, (I saw the movie at the Base Theater on KI Sawyer AFB), but Dad had the Neil Diamond soundtrack for the film, (I’ll confess, I have it, too–Flight of the Gull is one of my favorites still–reminds me of seeing the USAF Thunderbirds–the last time I saw them they still played it while flying over crowds) and so the concept of it all remains familiar. My assumption is that this was the Who Moved My Cheese book of the ’70s. But here’s today’s quote to think about:
The gull sees farthest who flies highest.—Jonathan Livingston Seagull
It doesn’t just apply to seagulls, you know. There are so many things in modern life that can serve to weigh us down, to hold us back. Dad used to also have a figurine with a quote: “It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you fly with a bunch of turkeys.”
Who in your life is a role model who is seeking to fly the highest? Who do you know whose wings you could give a little lift to so that they might rise up?