My family has a spirit animal.
Grandpa had an owl in every room of their house- which Nanny didn't notice until a visitor pointed one perched above a doorway out. (Rumor has it that Grandpa did this to keep evil spirits- and one particular relative- away.) As long as I can remember we associated owls with Grandpa, and especially since his passing, my whole family has chosen to surround ourselves with them.
Whenever we need direction or a sign, we see an owl. So whenever we see a figurine, or a piece of artwork, or a trinket, we buy it.
In this case, Shelby and I were perusing an attic-style antique shop in northern Mass where we came across this planter. Without hesitation, we asked the price and brought it home where it happily greets all visitors at our door. And maybe keeps a few evil spirits away... #owl #owlstagram #hoot #spiritanimal