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We owned a copy of Owl Moon when I was a child, and while I don't remember reading it much, I always loved the cover: a little girl and her father walking up a snowy hillside, silhouetted by the moon. It's a scene of absolute peace and joy and just looking at it gives me a feeling of contentment.

The story is very sweet, too: the little girl and her father are going out in the woods at night to go "owling," that is, looking for owls. Not to hunt them or anything, just to see them in the peaceful quiet darkness of the woods.

When you go owling
you don't need words
or warmth
or anything but hope.
That's what Pa says.
The kind of hope
that flies
on silent wings
under a shining
Owl Moon.

Date: 2017-06-26 09:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] missroserose
Wow. I knew I'd read this book, but I didn't recall it at all until I read the excerpt you posted here - and suddenly it was like I could hear my third-grade teacher reading it aloud. Weird, how memory fragments can suddenly surface like that - and so alone! I don't remember the room, or my classmates, or even how I felt at the time, but I remember loving the cadence of the words and the way she read them, sort of soothing and mysterious at the same time.


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