Five Routine Minutes: An Owl’s JobPosted: April 24, 2013
An owl keeps hanging around outside my window.
He calls out in the early morning hours.
I sleep pretty deeply, but sometimes he wakes me up. When I hear him, I go to the window to try to spot him.
There isn’t a plan for what will happen after I spot him. That hasn’t been a problem.
Standing at the window at 2 a.m., I always have the same realization.
I go back to bed feeling kind of dumb for trying again.
The owl is still out there.
But I won’t see him when he shows up. He’s good at his job, and I’m nearsighted.