"Often the hustle and bustle of our stress-fuelled lives send us swivel-eyed; leaving us unable to see things in their proper perspective. Unlike the barn owl, for whom this condition is more normal to experience, like Lot's wife, we humans may find it extremely difficult to 'turn back' our heads once they've been turned in the wrong direction.
Owls have fixed eyes which cannot move in any direction so they rely on rotating their heads as much as 270 degrees to see their surroundings. It is very rare that they are seen with their heads fully turned and on the few occasions it occurs, like the wolf-whistling bricklayers spotting a street beauty pass by, their gaze remains fixed until the object of their attention has disappeared from sight.
What is it in today's world that is capable of turning your head? An innocent child playing merrily, some cat or dog being rescued from danger by a fearless human being, a stunning-looking woman or muscular man passing by or perhaps three nuns who are the worse for wear after celebrating their Mother Superior's fiftieth birthday with a night out on the town where they saw the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey' before sleeping it off by the duck pond? Each to their own is what I say! " William Forde: January 10th, 2015.