This morning, a friend posted this on Facebook, she was quoting Richard Bach who wrote, among other books, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a great story and fun movie and very good audio story told by the late British actor, Richard Harris:
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't." - Richard Bach
Great quote. He always has great quotes. But, I had to respond:
You're quoting a seagull?
You didn't think Bach wrote that story did you? The one about the bird?
He got that from a seagull that landed on his window sill one morning. Ripped the poor bird off completely, he did. In point of fact, the birds name was Jack, not Jonathan.
Dick told me all this, during one of his drunken debaucheries. He's very good at debauchering, you know. One of his favorite sayings, he'll call up on a Friday night and say,
"Hey, want to go do some smokin', drinkin' and debauchin' tonight?"
Do NOT go to a dance club with the man. Though he does look good for his age.
But, he always has a Flock of Seagulls following him around looking vindictive; and oh, the hair!