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I was waiting for my wife to join me for lunch – perched high up in the terraced café’s

 

balcony – and overlooking torrents of river water cascading over the remains of a 19th

 

century mill-dam.

 

 

Enjoying a birds’ eye view of the rocky wilderness and enveloped by the

 

thunderous sounds of crashing rapids below, I noticed a lone seagull quietly standing on a

 

large flat rock amidst this watery chaos. As the river swirled around his feet, he cocked

 

his head and his eyes seemed to be blinking up at me.

 

 

I said: “Hey … don’t look at me, I’ve got nothing to throw your way; I’m waiting for

 

my dinner too!” Having infinitely more patience than me, he stood his ground – I

 

settled in with a beer.

 

 

When my wife arrived, she decided to toss him a slice of lemon; but he

 

never budged. I guess he wasn’t much of a vegetarian … probably waiting for

 

someone with fries (delivered a little closer to his dinner plate, if you please).

 

 

A little further downstream, where the torrents of water died down to a quiet and serene

 

pastoral scene; I noticed a single solitary plant precariously hanging for dear life, high up

 

on the face of a sheer rock cliff – natures intrinsic sense of survival. It always amazes me

 

what a change in perspective can bring to your feelings … just part of life.

 

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

 

I took the one less traveled by,

 

And that has made all the difference.

 

          Robert Frost

 

 

Getting up to leave and looking back down at the still unflinching seagull below, I

 

thought: “See you later my fine feathered friend; but what else can you expect … slim

 

pickings on a Monday afternoon”.

 

 fredparry.ca

 

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