It's a Bird! It's a Dream! It's Supergull!

This hypothesis of a final maturing and ecstasy of Mankind is in harmony with the growing importance of the phenomenon of mysticism.

—Teilhard de Chardin

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.

—Richard Bach

Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there's a reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance. We can be free. We can learn to fly!

—Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Don't you forget that the reason you fly is to eat....

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