Author Richard Back was injured in a crash today. I’ve read many of his books over the years, and enjoyed each one.
I’ve never met you personally, Mr. Bach, but as one aviator to another, here’s hoping for a speedy recovery from your injuries. There is a worldwide community of lovers of aviation who have been inspired by your words.
“Why is it,” Jonathan puzzled, “that the hardest thing in the world is to convince a bird that he is free, and that he can prove it for himself if he’d just spend a little time practicing? Why should that be so hard?”
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
“Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.”
SEATTLE (AP) — Richard Bach, the author of the 1970s best-selling novella “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” among other spiritually oriented writings often rooted in themes of flight, was in serious condition Saturday after his small plane crashed in Washington state.
His son, James Bach, told The Associated Press that his father was on his way to visit a friend on San Juan Island on Friday when his amphibian plane clipped a power line during landing, and crashed.
James Bach says his father, who was flying alone, suffered a head injury and broken shoulder. He was listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.
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