Artists seem drawn to all that leaves a mark in life however small it might be. This mark might be but for an instant the way certain smiles flash glimpses of a person’s soul through the eyes. Artists seem drawn to capture prints in the sand, rust on metal, paint that’s peeling, and lines on faces. The artist in turn, creates an interpretation of the mark and leaves his or her own mark through photos or paint or drawings or music. Others experience this mark and are touched, perhaps even inspired and in turn leave their own mark. This is one way we witness the cycle of life in all its wonder. It leaves little doubt in my mind about the interconnectedness of all things….
This was my favorite quote from Richard Bach's 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' ...
"Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight—how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else, Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly."
I was 15 going on 16 when I first read that book. The story resonated with me so much. I identified with the feeling of being different and was inspired by Jonathan because he went after his passion despite what others might think.
That book fanned my own flames of desire to follow my own and very “different from others” path in life. So when I watch seagulls I feel a kinship and it takes me back to a wonderful time in my life when I first began to understand myself and to carve out my own place in the world …
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
~ Henry Miller
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