Conversations with “Old George” The Western Gull…

“Old George” The Western Gull https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Gull/overview
Chatting with “Old George”

Whenever I see “Old George” he lifts my spirits. I saw him today for the first time in awhile…

While walking up the trail, “Old George” looked up at me as if to say, “hey ol surf dude, where have you been!”

I missed my friend George, the Western Gull too. The rocky basalt cliffs is home for me and him… He misses me too, I know…

From a safe distance, George and I catch up on things from the soul. We care about each other, my old pal, George and me…

I asked George what he has been up to. “Up to my ears in sea foam, duude.” Was his quick response…

George asked me the same. “Up on my couch at home,” I shouted back with a grin..

George brings cheer every time I see him. He is always perched on his favorite rock, keeping an eye on things…

George and I like mostly the same things. We are different in many ways too.

Most of all, George and I are kindred spirits. We believe in each other, and respect each other…

Old George offers me wisdom most times when we meet on the trail. He helps me understand my soul when it speaks to me.

Me and Old George laugh a lot and trade jabs mostly.. One time he flew over me, and pooped on my head…

Old George looked back at me with a big grin and ensuing goofy laugh. While I wiped the poop off my nose, He flew by me with a sarcastic laugh as he poked me in the nose…

When Old George perched on his favorite rock, he looked at me with another wise ass grin. “You are a big asshole,” I shouted as I laughed back at him…

“Laughing is food for the soul,” Old George said with a kind smile. We are kindred spirits, Old George and me…

So, in that moment, Old George flew off to Little Whale Cove. He perches on another favorite rock to hang out with his friends for awhile…

For I know “Old George” will be here again tomorrow and every day for another chat with me. We are kindred spirits, George and me…

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan.