This picture was taken by Judy almost two years ago when the Great Owl had her first nest here.
This morning, as the dogs and I walked through the Burnsmeade Wood, I heard a quiet “whooo-oo”. I looked around, and snuggled up to the tree trunk, was Great Horned Owl. She is nesting here again this year, and she seems comfortable telling me this. I thank her for her confidence in me.
As I wave good bye to her, and wish her a happy day, she craned her neck and said to me, “Whoo-oo do you trust?”
I was surprised enough to come to a complete halt in the walk. I stood wondering. In my mind, I quickly made a list of the people that I trust absolutely. The list is less than five people long. I then made a longer list of people that I mostly trust. This list is almost twenty people long. I then began to wonder, is this a good or a bad thing? I know everything just “is”, however, I wondered why the lists were not longer.
I was still standing there when Owl stirred again. She echoed my thought – why? Why did I not trust more? What happened with people that I simply did not trust them? I wasn’t sure. It is just something that happened.
I wandered home, thinking about trust. I looked it up when I got home. Wikipedia says, “Trust -- Verb: Believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of. Noun: Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.”
I realized that I mostly don’t believe in people’s reliability, or strength, or truth. I would like to change that.
The April magazine is up at http://www.angelsandancestors.com/mag/mag1104.pdf