Tuesday, 10 April 2012

It's a gull's life!

It was morning, 
and the new sun sparkled gold 
across the ripples of a gentle sea

You have the freedom to be yourself, 
your true self, 
here and now, 
and nothing can stand in your way

We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, 
we can find ourselves as creatures 
of excellence 
and intelligence 
and skill

For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. 
For this gull, though, 
it was not eating that mattered, 
but flight

He was not bone and feather 
but a perfect idea of 
freedom and flight, 
limited by nothing at all

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. 
All they show is limitation. 
Look with your understanding

Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear 
and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, 
and with these gone from his thoughts, 
he lived a long fine life indeed.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach 1970


© 2012 Francesca Muir


  1. You just found a good bunch of guys for you..When ever I try to photograph them, they always run and scatter around..Love your gulls..

    1. These are well-fed (fish and chips) - so are rather sluggish by the end of the day!! Fxx

  2. Your photos are inspirational, Francesca. I'm just catching up on the blog world after being away, and absolutely love these seagull pics (the second from the top I'd like to have blown up and framed somewhere I could see it every day!), as well as your Greek fishing boats and the instagram views of Sydney - really fantastic, thanks for posting these.

    1. Thank you Karen - excuse my tardiness in replying - have been in Bali for last couple of weeks - another great place for photos! The seagulls were so unexpected - I thought they would all fly away - but then realised that it was the end of the day and they were well-fed - fish and chips courtesy of the late swimmers (not the best diet I am sure)- so they just stood on the shore line and posed. So glad you like my 'views' of the world. F xx


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