Books Day 6

I don’t actually know when I first heard Jonathan Livingston Seagull.  I know that it had to be when I was still in elementary school because I remember a teacher reading it to the class.

Years later, in the amazing old library at Pleasant Grove High School, I found a copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull.  I remembered hearing it as a boy and immediately sat down and read the entire book.  If you’ve read the book, you know it’s easy to read Jonathan Livingston Seagull in one sitting because it’s mostly pictures.

That book and its companion, Illusions, helped me know that there were other people in the world who felt life was bleak but they found a way to be at peace.  This was also the first time that I ever considered that the books I had always been told contained the peace I so desperately needed might not hold the peace I needed.

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you.  All they show is limitation.  Look with your understanding.  Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.

Argue for your limitations and, sure enough they’re yours.