The Seagull and the Tree

My father was Jonathon Livingston, the renowned seagull. He made famous the saying "The gull sees farthest who flies highest."

I asked my mom, "How come seagulls don't land in trees like other birds? Those birds seem happy. They and their friends gather in the trees, sing with each other and sometimes eat fruit from the trees. In fact they enjoy trees so much they make their homes in them!"

My mother shuffled her web feet and said, "Son, some things are not meant to be."

Dave scullin


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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 10:33 AM, 04.30.2013