Saturday, April 25, 2015


I was playing pick up football in an enclosed back yard with green, green grass, and a 7' high masonry wall.

The grass was long and wet and I'd positioned myself towards the back of the lot to avoid getting beaten deep.

Behind me, atop the wall, I noticed two birds - an owl and a peregrine - staring at me.

I jumped, very near them, to startle them from their perch, and found myself at eye level, then slightly above them as I continued to rise.

The falcon started but not the owl, who seemed to disregard me, and as I returned to earth I became aware the play had already started.

My opponent had caught the ball undefended during my distraction.

Definitely one for the birds.

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