With a slight chill being carried on the gentlest of evening breezes, I sit, looking out of the window. I listen to the world settling down after another day.

The sky above is clear. Stars and the Moon share the limelight, neither stealing it from the other. An owl flies by, as if on cue, and carefully settles on a post, its features hidden by the darkness, yet its outline clearly defined by the Moonlight. After the briefest of rests, it takes off again. Up into the sky it heads, and vanishes, as if by magic, in front of my very eyes.

I close my eyes.

Seconds later, Iโ€™m up above the town below, flying alongside the owl. We weave and dive and soar, connected to each other in flight only.

The owl dives before me once more, and I look down, where Iโ€™m temporarily dazzled by a bright light below.

I look up again, and Iโ€™m back looking out of my window.

Refreshed, yet relaxed all the same.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. How dazzling it would be to fly alongside an owl. Count me in! Very imaginative, Tom. P.S. I like the new look. What theme is this one?

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    1. Thanks, Amy… I have no idea where this one came from!
      This new theme is called ‘Canard’, customised a (very!) little! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Sounds like a good idea for a book. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. It would have to be a book full of short stories, but I do like these flights of fancy!

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  3. Would love to fly with the owl .. ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for that amazing flight. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Sue – this one just seemed to write itself!

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  4. Perhaps you were an owl in a past life ?!

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    1. Perhaps, Raili. Maybe this was a flashback!

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  5. Sounds like your evening jaunt was an ‘Owling’ success!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Oh, it was, Prenin… to wit! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Ahhh … such a visual image in this post.
    Lovely thoughts and photo.
    Isadora ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. Thanks, Isadora. It’s good to fly every once in a while! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Yes,Tom, it is fun to daydream of magical places of fun and fancy. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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