do not disturb

On our next visit to the beach we sat in our usual spot to enjoy some supper and noticed that my gull friend wasn’t around. Instead we had two large juvenile great black-backed gulls (above and below) pacing back and forth in front of us, probably hoping for a handout. Eventually they will learn that these two humans never feed gulls! Perhaps they were the offspring of the gull bothering my herring gull during our previous visit?

Anyhow, after we ate we took a little walk. Tim spotted my gull friend first, sitting way out on a section of rocks where we are not allowed to climb. I called out a greeting but he seemed determined to ignore me. He turned his head a couple of times, but didn’t respond. And so parts of a Van Morrison song came to mind…

Other times you just can’t reach me
Seems like I’ve got a heart of stone
Guess I need my solitude
And I have to make it on my own

Well I guess I’m going A.W.O.L.
Disconnect my telephone
Just like Greta Garbo
I want to be alone

Too long to decode all the secrets
Have to get some elbow room
Most people think that everything
Is just what they assume

Well I know I’m going A.W.O.L.
Tell everyone I’m not at home
Just like Greta Garbo
I just want to be alone

~ Van Morrison
♫ (Just Like Greta) ♫

Having a very strong need for “alone” time myself I gave him his space and let him be.

7 thoughts on “do not disturb”

  1. Both the guy I’m seeing and I have the need for lots of time alone. It took me awhile to not be hurt by his need for space, until I realized that I shared the same need. And it wasn’t a reflection on my affection for him…

    1. It’s wonderful that you were able to figure out what you both need and find a good balance. It’s been an adjustment for me now that Tim is retired, but he’s taken up a hobby (ham radio) so I still get a good amount of alone time. 🙂

    1. Those pink feet are adorable, making him look so innocent. He still has a lot ot learn! 🙂 I know how well you understand about alone time, my friend.

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