This isn’t the kind of thing I normally re-blog…..but I found it interesting.
“Owls have a peculiar knowing way, a strict sense of personal space, a connoisseur’s restful delight in their food, a certain repose, a remarkable capacity for necessary aggression.”
Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
When M read this to me recently, I thought, “What a great character sketch!” The style and flow of this sentence (and believe me, the book is full of them) makes me involuntarily smile as I pick each phrase apart and apply it to a person. I make plans for pouring this sentence (like a syrup) into my morning writing, infusing that delicious penchant for a chapter’s worth of information in such an adorable little package … and then realize I have gotten lost in its magic and am going to be late for work.
This is why reading, on a voracious level, is so important. I have accepted (to some degree) that…
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