I really love that in western culture, owls are associated with wisdom and in a way I think that they really represent us librarians somehow. If we look at the attributes associated with owls we have:
And owls are never:
That card is from something called the Organizational Zoo, check it out, you can find out which animal represents you.I think that most librarians have these 'owl' qualities and maybe that's why so many of us are owl fans.
Curiously, in Japanese mythology, owls are a symbol of good luck and in Indian mythology, they are considered a bad omen.
Last year, I began to make Japanese lucky owls. If you give them away, they bring you luck. I think I made over 100 of them and gave them away mostly to my colleagues. Last year I won 6 of the prizes in the Christmas raffle, and a big egg in the easter raffle, so I really am thinking they have brought me luck.
If you would like to make your own double lucky happiness owl, check out my tutorial on Flickr:
Things that have happened recently that have made me giggle:
The other day, a colleague brought her 10 year old son in with her for the morning. She later confessed to me that her son was impressed with the Owl lady's collection of Angry Birds (made by @jobeaz and @HaikugirlOz).
My friend's baby's 4th word was "Hooo Hooo" spoken only when seeing and pointing at an owl. When she comes to my house (full of owls) it's non stop hoo hooing. She now is obsessed with owls.
Let us all be like owls.