i love owls from overseas

For my 21st birthday my junior year, my sweet roommates Katie and Amy gave me the most beautiful owl that they found while studying abroad in Italy the previous summer. It survived several dorm-room-moves, a move to New York, then a move to a second New York apartment where it now sits on my desk to serve as a reminder of my love for owls (duh!) and my greatly missed college roomies.

Now I have a second ethnic owl to add to my collection! My friend Maggie returned from her world travels on Monday and we spent Wednesday afternoon hanging out to catch up on her travels, my travels, and everything else in between since it had been over a month since we'd seen each other. And what a surprise: she brought me this adorable owl from Japan that is now sitting next to my Italian owl. Thanks Maggie, I love it!!