There is something very artistic about ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ one of my favorite books of all time, by writer Richard Bach.  Not only the metaphorical story, apparently about flight but really about life, that draws one in but also the clear, apparently simplicity of writing style (am almost certain it was was not simple to achieve!) and humor. My 1970 Macmillan copy includes beautiful photos by Russell Munson.

‘So this is heaven, he thought, and he had to smile to himself. It was hardly respectful to analyze heaven in the very moment that one flies up to enter it.’

‘But the speed was power, and the speed was joy, and the speed was pure beauty.’

‘…until we begin to learn that there is such a thing as perfection, and another hundred again to get the idea that our purpose for living is find that perfection and show it forth.’


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