Sue's Story

The other day while cleaning out an old desk, I found an essay I had written as a senior in High School, over thirty years ago. The essay was written in application for a two week intense experience at a university. As I read back through the essay I recognize a naïve, perhaps innocent, regard for the future. The interpretation presents a familiar black and white world that humans leave as they gain experience and begin to recognize the shades between. The essay was about the novel Jonathon Livingston Seagull and Jonathon’s life. Written by Richard Bach, the story set a standard for me, one that I now recognize parallels other, older human stories. In my years as a librarian I rarely come across, Jonathon Livingston Seagull, and perhaps the story is dated. Jonathon’s influence on young people may be at an end.

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