I was on my way home from work and saw a bunch of turkeys in a field. They were fanning and strutting so I decided to park and try to walk up on them. As I was taking a slow quiet walk headed towards the field this unexpected visitor landed in front of me.
So apparently everything I have ever learned about owls is wrong. TV and movies have steered me wrong. First of all this owl was not carrying a letter for me from Hogwarts, damn thing got lost in the mail again. He also wasn’t carrying nor did he want to talk about how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop. I offered to go get one so we could have a deep discussion about them. He just sat there and looked at me like I was crazy. So before I went on I just asked him to give his famous tag line “give a hoot don’t pollute”, you think someone of his celebrity status wouldn’t mind giving a quick tag line but noooo, some people just don’t have time for us little folks.
“The owl,” he was saying, “is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing?”
― M.J. Rose
So I moved on to try to reach the turkeys again. Low and behold they were moving across the open field away from me. So that was the owls game to begin with, stalling me. Well played owl, well played.