As I stood tossing the tiny pieces, more gulls began to circling about, diving for scraps and screeching at each other as they competed for the crumbs. It reminded me of Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Back about a seagull learning about life...an excellent book I read long ago.
“Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight -
how to get from shore to food and back again”
Though Jonathan said...
“For most gulls it was not flying that matters, but eating.
For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.”
The gulls slowly departed when they realized there would be no more bits to nibble. I remembered the song "Be" - Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Neil Diamond (click on the link if you'd like to listen, it's a lovely song...I performed a dance to it in high school way back when...) and I then found another powerful quote from the book...“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way”...made me pause...am I being my true self? here? now?...