Staebler Point in the Seminary Hill Natural Area is where I talk to my mom. I sat on the bench on Publication Day eve. I told her I hoped she was proud of me. I told her I hoped she would forgive me for not always shining the best light on her. I told her I wish she could give me a sign that she and my dad are together. And then I walked back home, and this flew over my head and into a tree next to the trail. And stayed and stayed. I think owls are my spirit animal. Here’s a good article about who they are and their symbolism.