“Why, Jon, why?” his mother asked. “Why is it so hard to be like the rest of the flock, Jon? Why can’t you leave low flying to the pelicans, the alhatross? Why don’t you eat? Son, you’re bone and feathers!” “I don’t mind being bone and feathers mom. I just want to know what I can do in the air and what I can’t, that’s all. I just want to know.”
― Richard Bach,
Having so many favourite quotes, I turned to Richard Bach’sfor my first quote, because seagulls live right around the world and mean something to everyone. Yet, although they’re a common bird and they can get pretty annoying when you’re trying to eat your fish and chips, I can’t help loving them. They’re such a part of going to the beach.
I chose this particular quote because more than once in my life I’ve been asked: “Why can’t you be normal?” I’m a bit disappointed that it took me more than 40 years to ask: “Why would I want to be?” We’re not all meant to be the same!
I would like to thank Olive Ole from https://travelmuch.net/ for nominating for the «3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge».
Olive lives in Denmark and produces a stunning travel blog with some very striking images. Being Australian, I really appreciate being able to explore other parts of the world with her. So don’t hang around here – go check her out!Let me talk you through the rules of the challenge:
- Three quotes for three days.
- Three nominees each day (no repetition).
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Inform the nominees.
I am nominating three people who have encouraged me as I’ve flown my own path:
1) Kat from Time No Matter
2) Geoff Le Pard from https://geofflepard.com/
3) Monika from Tails Around the Ranch
Hope you feel inspired through this bit of inspiration.
Photos: Rowena Curtin