Ideas need culling,

like the Great Horned Owlets

whose parents ply them with so many mice, snakes,

rabbits, geese, skunk, heron, coots–if the owlets all survived*–

the woods would be wiped clean of mammals and birds.

(Awkward comparison here because I certainly love GHOwlets.)

Where am I going with this? Sequestration is an idea that needs changing;

deprive it of the lower life forms it needs to survive.

A keeper idea.

PATTY

http://www.nytimes.com/video/2013/02/25/science/100000002085361/an-avian-tribe-apart.html?smid=pl-share

* And those babies are ravenous: The Dad needs to bring huge amounts of food to the nest where its stored; this is to keep the kids from eating each other. (another bit of fodder for the sequestration is killing us metaphor, but it would have brought me to over 420 characters.)

4 thoughts on ““Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” – Ted Williams. So successful owls and idea-makers know that there’s got to be attrition. Not everything works. Sometimes less is more–whatever that means! Ideas, like diapers, need refreshing. (a 420 character, 9-liner)

  1. http://www.ustream.tv/okcowlcam

    I’ve just discovered a real time owlet camera in the window box of a regular home. The little girl who’s window it is had been telling her parents that an owl was keeping her up at night. They opened the shutter and, wonder upon wonder, there was a Great Horned Owl looking a them. I hope it comes through. Every shot has a view of yet another mammal or bird that the father owl’s brought home for the wife and kids. Amazing.

    Patty

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  2. Much as I love the birds and the truths of your words, can you think of a way to post a sample of your tiny books and the story behind their creation, please?!?! Maybe pictures from each stage of the book, whole, then page by page? Your readers would love the depth of your creativity–and those little treasures were meant to be shared! I know–nag, nag, nag–ha! M. (your fan for life!)

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