Another e-mail, devoid of any content other than a further budget of jumbled lines, just blew in:
"He braked immediately. Good reflexes, I was proud of him. I took Tender... your level of consciousness rather abruptly. It's your choice now. You can... When you look at it, it looks like any other piece of land. The sun twisting curve through his wings. The curve meant that he would fly..."
I decided to do a bit of Goggling and discovered that these are, in fact, stray pin-feathers from a hip 'seventies bird by the name of 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'.
Not everyone would agree, but Richard Bach's novella-fable is probabaly better read in the original!
[Image:© Brian Sibley 2006]