The Superb Owl

One night every year, sometime in mid-February, the Superb Owl flies across North America.

The general populace spends that night huddled around TV screens, waiting for the conclusion of the annual gladiatorial competition to determine the fate of two cities. One will be spared, the other will be tomorrow’s owl pellet.

But those whom the owl has truly blessed are given a calm evening without crowds at the restaurants and supermarkets.