Then, I began to hear the owl at the same time, and in the same location, everyday on the late afternoon walks I take after finishing up my tutoring assignments. So, one day I decided to hoot again, and sure enough it came and alighted in a nearby tree. It left me a feather, too.
In his iconic book, Animal Speak, Ted Andrews says of owls:
"Often those with an owl as a power totem have a unique ability to see into the eyes and soul of others. Often these perceptions are discarded as wild imaginings or with such phrases as "What in the world would I think that about this person?" These kinds of imaginings, positive and negative, should be trusted."
I have been thinking about communication ever since. I have decided not to discount the feelings I get when communicating with others, even if they don't match what is being said.
Owl is teaching me a valuable lesson, and I am grateful to be its student.