First, thank you for sharing the quotes from Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I loved the clip.
Second, I apologize for sounding like such a negative Nelly. Your poem was so beautiful and upon re-reading, I feel my response was poor.
Let me explain….
I was thinking from my position a realist parent. I am doing my very best to support flight, but feel at times I am the saboteur.
No honey, you’re really not built to fly. How will you support yourself as a bird? Society is not paying birds these days. :)
Ughhh! I’m sorry. The explanation is not making it any better.
I’ll quit now. (Shrugs)