This is becoming a pattern. I will talk to folks, often friends I haven't seen in a while, and I'll fill them in on my book project. The topic will turn to owls and I'll ask them, "Have you seen any owls recently?" They'll reply, "Yes, just yesterday." Then they'll then describe a curiously close up sighting of an owl less than 24 hours earlier.
I'll think for a moment and then tell them, "I think maybe that was because of me."