This metaphor of baby owls falling out of trees and on the path to homelessness represents the many growing number of homeless individuals on the streets. We do not know the path these individuals have been on to get them to where they are, yet we are judgemental. I lost a brother and sister to homelessness, and I know how heart-breaking it is to lose a loved one. I spent years of my life wondering if the homeless man I had just passed on the street is my brother, and I constantly questioned my brother's whereabouts and safety.
I dedicated this part of my story in "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" to my many years of thinking about my brother, his whereabouts and safety. After 50 years, we were reconnected and able to speak with each other over the phone.
I never knew what happened with my oldest sister until about five (5) years later when I learned that she was a single mother with a beautiful two (2) year old daughter.
Please click on this Blog post to learn more about this family. I also invite you to click on the awesome review of my book, "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl" in the Comment section.
This Blog post depicts a family of six (6) of the remaining seven (7) children who were reunited briefly after traumatically being separated from their Mom and each other for five (5) years. I begin to address what happened to this family and develop my story on this theme throughout each of my blogs. The focus is on Oprah's theory that the question is not "what is wrong with you?" but "what happened to you?"
In "Anastasia and The Ghostly Owl", Anastasia utilizes the metaphor of lion cubs playing naturally and then being traumatized when an intruder conquers the clan and dispels them all.