According to legend, the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena, had an owl as her symbol. Today I bought an owl to hold wine corks. There is a correlation. I’ll explain. Let’s start with my fascination with wine corks. I seldom drink wine. Occasionally sangria but rarely wine. Then again, I rarely drink coffee but my living room sports a great deal of coffee-themed decor. The aroma of coffee conjures instant comfort, so coffee decorations have a similar effect. A kind-of Pavlov’s dog thing. The same is true for me with wine. I delight in the idea of wine as a relaxing, sophisticated, even romantic beverage to be savored in a delicate stemmed glass. As for owls, I associate them with books. Specifically, the “wise old owl” as narrator and keeper of knowledge. In the avian community, the owl presides over all libraries. Owl = Librarian. Also the owl works through the night keeping watch over said libraries while others are asleep. Perhaps, they drink coffee to stay alert. Coffee + Owl = Productive Librarian. They save the wine for special occasions or serve it with a dinner of roasted mouse in lemon pepper sauce. Wine + Owl = Contented, Sophisticated Librarian. As for my fairies, their antics are better suited to the garden. Despite their beauty, they tend to make a mess of things. Library – Fairies + Owls = Orderly Books. So now you know why I had to buy the owl cork container. I ran out of coffee, and the fairies tricked me. Owl + Wine – Coffee + Fairies = Loopy Librarian.
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