This owl's job is to discourage the morning doves from nesting in the trees in the yard of a friend who lives nearby. He has some help—others of the same ilk—but they're not at all effective. The doves carry on, as if to say, you look sort of real. Or maybe the doves are so intent on following their own instincts that an inanimate owl doesn't even register for them. You see these composition owls around the city of Albuquerque. I've noticed them suspended from the under supports of I-25 as I pass under it driving various east and west streets that lead from the Heights, through downtown, to the Valley of this city.
May you be filled with loving kindness. May you be safe from inner and outer dangers. May you be held in tender compassion for all your sorrows. May you be well in body and mind. May you find peace, and may you be free. (words of meditation borrowed from Jack Kornfield)
People who really know me would describe me as a bright, talented, caring guy. Although I see myself as somewhat an introvert, people tell me that I’m gregarious. I enjoy social settings that fit me, but I need down time on a regular basis, some time alone with myself and to just get things done. I’m no dreamer (okay, a little dreaming never hurt anyone, right?). Active expression of compassion for others is essential. Sentiments need to be translated into behavior. A Houston native, I have a home on family land northeast of Bryan/College Station Texas, but live most of the year in northern New Mexico. I enjoy the arts, including film and theatre, but I am even more interested in exploring the historic Southwest. I collect American primitive arts. In Texas my garden is populated with native plants, perennials, old garden roses, and a few old-fashioned annuals. I read quite a bit and enjoy a variety of music. Although I love treasure hunting, the greatest treasure is family and friends.