John has adopted an owl – a rust-coloured barn owl. He has named him Pylades, from the Orestia. Not only had Pylades sterling loyalty to Orestes, he had been named his message bearer. A classical name had been demanded and the owl was not female that he might use the obvious Athena. Damon and Pythias are too close to him. Pylades then. He had wanted an owl. Correspondence is important to John. He feels uncomfortable with a telephone and it seems telegrams have recently been discontinued. There is the post, but he has friends who are wizards, and they use owls. It pleases him.
It is also companionable and at night he likes to watch Pylades flying free near his hotel room, hunting. His wings spread wide, so detailed when John sees them caught in the light from the window. When he is lonely, though the owl is not human, he likes to pet him and feed him, to talk to him. When he sleeps there are small noises of life next to his bed.music_and_magic
had helped him train Pylades. c_macaulay
had helped him name him. His owl already connects him to his friends.
John smiles. He will soon send owls, as he has inspiration or cause.Name: John H. Holliday, DDS.
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