Foxglove Moments

Alan's haunting novel of the AIDS epidemic, As If Death Summoned, was released on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020, and is a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Watch the book trailer here. Read the reviews here.

















Early Monday morning as the light was coming up, I was surprised/delighted/amazed
to find a large owl sitting in the tree outside my window. He did not fly away, even as I edged out the door, even when my camera's flash went off (hence, the red demonic eyes.) He simply stared at me.

I felt in the presence of royalty--and not the tacky British kind of royalty, but a true eminence imbued with stately grace and quiet dignity; a sublime majesty,
royalty possessing the nobility of the natural world.

Or maybe it was a demon disguised as an owl. I don't know, it was early.




[First posted: August 7, 2013]

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