Sullivan sighed, but he did not argue. “I think I’ll miss you, Jonathan, ” was all that he said.
“Sully, for shame!” Jonathan said in reproach, “and don’t be foolish! What are we trying to practice every day? If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we’ve destroyed our own brotherhood!
But overcome space, and all we have left is Here.
Overcome time, and all we have left is Now.
And in the middle of Here and Now, don’t you think that we might see each other once or twice?”
Sullivan Seagull laughed in spite of himself. “You crazy bird, ” he said kindly. “If anybody can show someone on the ground how to see a thousand miles, it will be Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
He looked at the sand. “Good-bye, Jon, my friend. ”
Johnathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Hat Tip @Travis Allison