Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mimi and The Goddess of Athena

I've seen a lot of strange critters in the corners of Bloggingham Castle; snakes, lizards, deer, wayward crazy boyfriends, snakes oh, I said that ...even a ghost or two
but orangutans?? Really??

Whatever possessed me to go into my study at that moment I'll never know, but there it was, clear as day. Through the window I could see a large animal moving its head around in a strange fashion, sitting on my deck like he owned the place. Some kind of ape! Hairy. Scary! Call somebody! Animal control! Anybody! Hoooommmmeerrr!!

Hey you! What are you doing? Shoooo shoooo shooooooo!

Who? Who me?

Through the screen and the window our eyes locked in a trance. An owl....an owl...hmmm....an owl!! It was like looking into the eyes of an old human soul. Both of us completely silent. She wore large speckled feathers like a winter coat. But it is spring, I thought, she must be bound for someplace cooler.  I shot thirty pictures through the wish-I'd-washed-it-window and she never flinched.  It was fascinating. In broad daylight. Come to visit me. And she was in no hurry to leave.


Wonder what it means.
I googled the meaning of seeing an owl in daylight (big mistake), threw a handful of salt over my right AND left shoulder (why not?) and decided to regard it as a good omen regardless of how many googgly stories proclaimed an owl in daylight to be the symbol of d-d-d-d-d-death.  Some say they escort the soul to the spirit world, agents of protection and symbols of transition. Most associate owls with mysticism and eternal wisdom.  Ancient Greek mythology related the owl to Athena, goddess of femininity.   Others believe owl visitations bring messages from the Great Beyond to humans and warn of change - good or bad - noting it is best to be watchful after an owl visitation.  Most ordinarily sane common-sense-laden  boring   people believe that if you see an owl in broad daylight it means that you saw an owl in broad daylight.  Where is the romance in that??! Native American legend is highly steeped in owl symbolism; some, like the Sioux and Pawnee tribes believe them to be evil. But my Cherokee roots say that an owl would have to fly over your head outside in broad daylight to mean impending demise. Whew. Good thing I stayed inside. 



We were just getting properly acquainted when she turned her head to the right and flew away left to the north.  I was so sad to see her leave. I wanted to borrow her hat.
I have been praying specifically for wisdom lately. And since I literally looked a gift owl in the mouth, it's best to be thankful for the gift.
So, thank you Goddess of The Day.
Very nice to make your acquaintance.
Very nice indeed.



 
 Do come again.
I need all the wisdom I can get.

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15 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh WOW Mimi how wonderful! I've actually seen a very large owl up close and personal. A neighbour of my MIL kept one and showed it to us one day. They are absolutely beautiful creatures.

Red Shoes said...

Among the strange critters... 'boyfriends'... LMBO!!!

How are you?

~shoes~

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - Indeed. They are beautiful and special. You were blessed.

Mimi Lenox said...

Red - Oh, you noticed did you? I must have made a faux pas (*batting eyes of innocence*) to spell out snakes in the same sentence as boyfriends. What WAS I thinking?

Clearly.
For a change.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is so lovely - a beautiful visitation. I had an owl encounter once that felt like an oracle, speaking, a messenger to the spirit world - right after my mother's death. Your owl does look like an old wise soul. I also love all the GREEN outside your window - so lovely.

Mimi Lenox said...

Sherry - I did feel as though she had something to say. It was intense for sure. And she stayed and stayed and stayed...

The "green" is everywhere I look. Through every window in the house high and low. It is why I love Bloggingham so. It feels like I live in a tree house. If I ever move...the trees have to go with me.

dawn said...

Awesome! I'd like to think it's a good sign... now stop that googling.
Did you say she flew north? hmmmm...

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - She left on Saturday. Look outside your window. I sent some things with her. It's faster than the postal service.(smile)

CherryPie said...

Wow!! that is really amazing :-) I have a thing about owls.

Mimi Lenox said...

Cherry - It was quite the shock let me tell ya.

Travis Cody said...

A beautiful bird indeed. Personally, I distrust owls. I cannot say why.

Mark In Mayenne said...

Well, I hope you make some owly-wise decisions :)

The Gal Herself said...

We get our mystical messages in the form that we will receive them, right? So I agree it's no accident that the owl showed up before you, ready to share its wisdom.

Mimi Lenox said...

Travis - They are full of contradictions. And feathers.

Mark - I did! I did!

Gal - Well said. Exactly.

Deric Barner said...

owls - old ancient mystical beings.. it was more than just some random perching to rest the wings.. there is more, at least thats what i feel.. i too had a daylight sighting of a large eagle owl, astonished i was, but the story gets more incredible, the day before seeing the owl i had a ufo sighting, 3 ufo´d in perfect formation, that of a slanted line, before i noticed the ufo´s a strange cloud caught my eye, it was vertical and illuminated with beautiful bright colors, i knew immediately there was something special about it, after viewing the cloud for about 3 minutes the ufo´s just appeared off to the right of the cloud, i mean appear out of nowhere, i now think the cloud was some kind of portal the ufo´s used, so anyway, thats my story, oh! and after some thorough research i´ve come to find out ufo´s and owl sightings are intimately connected, for lack of a better description, they´re related in some way, i´ve read a few other real stories about ufo´s and owls being witnessed at the same time, or being part of the same event, if you never saw the movie " The Fourth Kind " check it out.. it hints that owls and ufo aliens can be 1 in the same ( shape-shifters ), ok, i´ve said to much, keep watching out for nature and supernatural messengers.

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