Hoot Hoot

Early last night I heard two owls calling in the woods across the road. There are small patches of woods there surrounding fields. Good hunting grounds. It's been quite a while since I've heard an owl so I got really excited and went outside for a bit to listen to them.
I am guessing they were Barred Owls.
It's times like last night that snap me out of my mindless habits and put me in the present moment. Those owls calling were 'here and now' , a beautiful moment to savor and enjoy. Of course every moment offers that...it's just remembering to be 'awake' for it.
As Thoreau said "To be awake is to be alive."