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Old 10-27-2017, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Rapscallion St Croix View Post
Also, for the record...I think I got it. No need for emoticons. You were a friendly interest in Jonathan Livingston Seagull...the book, not the character. Point taken. JSL doesn't rank highly among the great metaphorical or allegorical works. To me, it was just a whimsical story that I liked. You are being charitable by calling McKuen a button pusher. I would say he was the lyrical equivalent of a snake oil salesman, seeking and achieving commercial success via pseudo-intellectual musings.

Now, Humpty Dumpty, that is an enigma wrapped in a mystery inside of a dream....sorry, Winston Churchill.
Lifted from Bach on part four; (not linked, lifted)

The one who told me never to quit was Jonathan Livingston Seagull. After the eighteenth rejection, he said it once more, "Try again."
I'm still learning.**The crash that sent me near death…what a blessing of high education it's been, through the day when Puff, my light seaplane and I were each of us rebuilt and we flew together again. Lots of adventures, lots of fictions, one fact we live.**
The one reality in all our lives, I think, it's called Love.**The fictions, the dramas we act, teach us quietly the power of Love.
I have to be myself, everyone else is taken.

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