The Owl Post–A moment of magick & whimsy

The Owl Post–A moment of magick & whimsy

Deborah Cherrin March 21, 2020
A Moment of Magick & Whimsy

Introducing The Owl Post

We all feel this health catastrophe keenly. As artists and creatives, our diverse talents inform how best we can connect with others, harnessing our unique personal stories and artistic gifts to create authentic connection, assistance, and inspiration for others.

I’m one of those people who like to be busy, quelling the noise in my head with social activities, errands, volunteer projects, family events, and work. This time of physical distancing is a rare opportunity for me to quiet my mind in other ways. In this stillness, I am listening to my heart in ways that it is otherwise difficult to achieve. 

I’ve always believed that magic is all around us. I started my art business, Wise Owl Artworks, as a way to visually portray that magic with the hope that it inspires others to find solace, wonder, and joy in the midst of our daily travails. Owl Post is a new idea I have to find and share verses of poetry or literature on a daily basis along with images of my latest whimsical designs. I plan to post daily on Instagram and Facebook, but the best way to see the Owl Post is to subscribe via your email.

Before Tea, by A. A. Milne

It seems appropriate to launch The Owl Post with a poem about washing our hands.

Keeping our hands clean can be difficult for some of us.

BEFORE TEA
By A. A. Milne

Emmeline
Has not been seen
For more than a week. She slipped between
The two tall trees at the end of the green…
We all went after her. “Emmeline!” 

“Emmeline,
I didn’t mean--
I only said that your hands weren’t clean.”
We went to the trees at the end of the green…
But Emmeline
Was not to be seen.

Emmeline
Came slipping between
The two tall trees at the end of the green.
We all ran up to her. “Emmeline!
Where have you been?
Where have you been?
Why, it’s more than a week!” And Emmeline
Said, “Sillies, I went and saw the Queen.
She says my hands are purfickly clean!”

From The World of Christopher Robin,
The complete When We Were Very Young
And Now We are Six, E.P. Dutton & Co, Inc. 1958.

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