Mom emailed me this picture the other day of an owl that lives in their yard. I saw this majestic bird a couple of weeks ago as it flew from some perch and into a tree where it just sat there staring at us in that intimidating way an owl has about it. I’ve always thought owls were the coolest birds of all. They just seem so mysterious and they make that haunting noise and can do crazy things with their necks. And when they look at you it feels like some otherworldly presense is seeing right through you. I could easily be convinced that owls are spirits in bird form, or aliens sent to spy on us from planets far away, or guardian angels that are trying to tell us something very important. Or maybe they’re just really big birds with weird eyes.
This fine creature was only a few feet away from my parent’s dining room window when mom snapped the picture. I would have jumped plain through the ceiling if I’d walked past the window and saw that thing looking at me. I swear, they can see right into your soul.