The first night we spent in our new house, my husband heard the hooting of an owl. We turned out the lights and looked out the bedroom window to see the silhouette of 2 great horned owls on the branch outside our window. We never saw them again. It was a lovely welcome to the new neighborhood.
Another dramatic sighting occurred as we sat on our porch on a summer evening, waiting to watch a lunar eclipse. As the sky held onto the last of the day light, an owl came and perched at the very top of one of the pine trees in our yard. An owl and a lunar eclipse in one night! Such an event inspires the search for meaning. I settled on simply acknowledging that the universe is filled with awesome wonders and we are fortunate to be a part of it.