Rescuing Juan Gull is a fable written in novel form , by Richard Bach, whose main protagonist is a gull that learns on the life and has an intense passion to fly. Most interesting and surprising it is the comparison and analogy that the author does of this history with the same life of the man. The form to fly and the way of life that we chose turn synonymous this fabulous work.
Richard Bach thinks that the human beings and God, more there of the enormous difference that exists between both, share something of extreme importance that they have in common: “A gull is a limitless idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull ". “You have the freedom of being you yourself, your true one to be here and now and nothing will be crossed in your way ". In addition Juan understands that the spirit cannot be really free if he does not have the capacity to pardon and its way to advance makes become teacher. It begins to watch behind its vocation and finds that there is much more to learn of which it had thought.
Rescuing Juan reflects a common way to many people: the one of a difficult and happy life, we found what more we like to express in the world and flew in that sense, often we felt discouraged or ridiculed by that passion, but we followed it without concerning the cost, and found our happiness throughout that way. Perhaps in the end the others can see the same light that we found and share the pleasure and the freedom of our discoveries.
Novel counts history of this gull called Juan and that along with feels like very boring because its life is routine and it is limited the daily fight to obtain foods, to a continuous competition its companions gulls. What it distinguishes it of them is its fervent passion to fly. It learns everything what can approaches to fly, lives practicing and learning while it takes a happy life. It learns basic techniques and the pluses outposts to near the art flying, but most important it is than it learns the spiritual sense and important of which he stops it means to fly, that is to say, what means for he himself its existence. The Flock does not accept its attitudes and wants that it then changes do not see “normal” that a gull does not look for its food and tries to do piruetas in the air exposing itself to many risks and dangers. A day rose so high that when falling in bite it lost the control and crashed with the water; when it recovered the sense was promised to be like the other gulls, but at that same moment it broke its promise, since it flew at night to seven hundred meters of height, thing that no gull had done, because the gulls do not fly at night. It continues being he himself until the flock exiles it and it excludes it. They had two options: to name it of “great honor " or “to exhiliar it”. Despite him it follows his way single and the only thing that does is to practice its flights. What loved Juan was power to be free and that freedom was to fly and to be able to make its acrobatics every better time, to die era a risk that it had to run and the freedom was recompenza greater.
The learning process, the intense one I sacrifice, the autoperfeccionamiento and the life experience rose at an almost sacred level.
Juan returns to the Flock of the food to share ideal his just discovered and the enormous experience of the life that he acquired, ready for the difficult fight against the present norms of the society. The capacity to pardon is indispensable to surpass itself to a superior plane, and pardons the flock that had excluído it.
“ Quieres to fly as much, that you will be able to pardon the Flock and to learn, and to return to them a day and to work to help them namely ? “it is what Juan says to his first student disciple to him Pedro Pablo Gull.
The love, the deserved respect and the pardon are as important as the freedom of not yielding to the pressure to obey the rules that bad are accepted or are not shared in the society.
Richard Bach was recognized world-wide for being the author of this work Best Seller “Rescuing Juan Gull” that treats on the individual freedom and the eagerness of overcoming. Its two great passions: to write and to fly were conjugated in this book.
One of its final reflections to near this novel was:
“Although the life can be a dream, we can learn much of them, until which they become opportunities to demonstrate what we are in truth "….