Epilogue for a dear friend, Angel the Owl

Today I got “the phone call.”  The very nice officer from the Fremont Animal Services called with the sad news, that our dear friend, Angel the great horned Owl, had to be put to sleep.  Appearantly, he had been injured several days before Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim found him, and he was slowly starving to death.  A raptor cannot eat unless he can fly – and with a wing as badly broken as his he could not catch anything.

I like to believe that Angel looked like this when he was at his best!

After receiving the sad news,  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim said, ” Life is like that.  There are no guarantees. ”

“Owls live in the here and now, like all Jung Suwon warriors should, ” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim continues, “The present moment is all there is!  Now is where reality is, and now is where the creative moment is.  ”

In her book, “Seven Steps to Inner Power,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains this further:

“Why is now the only creative moment?  When it was yesterday, you experienced it as now. When you experience tomorrow, it will be now.  At this moment, and every moment thereafter, it is now.  It is never tomorrow or yesterday. “

So let us enjoy and treasure every moment we have, and celebrate every living breath as if it was our last breath!  (as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim always encourages us to do.)

And let us celebrate the great life that Angel the Owl had, and may he be hunting and flying free in the great hereafter!

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One Comment on “Epilogue for a dear friend, Angel the Owl”

  1. hopewinter Says:

    This is very sad to hear, I so much wanted him to survive! Though he looked severly injured, in that vulnerable state, he still let Great Grandmaster Kim close to him. Thank you for sharing this with us!


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