Owl Watches-- Totem Bead
Owl sits in the tree. Owl watches for opportunity. Owl is wise that way.
Owl is wise, but did you ever wonder why we've come to think so? It occurs to me that owl's wisdom comes in part from having the patience to quietly observe all around her. Wisdom gained from many nights of this observation, from many nights of waiting for just the right opportunity. All that observation, all that patience, all that intensity. . .all of it becomes embedded in the brain and creates wisdom bit by bit. Seems quite a useful method, whether you are trying to catch mice or trying to catch reality inside a piece of molten glass, don't you think?
P.S. Owl is actually a bead! She is about 3 1/4" tall. I think I'll put her in my Etsy shop. . .wouldn't she look great as the focal point of a necklace of earthy browns in wood or glass or stone? If I were any good at making jewelry (instead of just visualizing it), I'd mix all of those elements and find a way to dangle a feather with owl, too.
Okay, back to some work. Got the house under control-- just in time for James and Kate to each bring friends home with them this afternoon after school. Between the territory wars and the occasional truces so they can make bigger messes together, I'm sure the house will look trashed again in no time. . .ah, well, guess the reason I'm not such a great domestic goddess is that I like to see the house lived in :)