It was odd to see a seagull so far from the beach. Did he want to visit the mountains for a change of pace? Maybe he wanted to hang out with the San Gabriel Valley wild parrots? Seeing this little guy reminded me of the classic 1970s novel, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. I like this quote in particular:
How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!