Wisdom Upon the Earth My inspiration was a Great Grey owl who came and stayed close to our house for a few days. It was a beautiful bird with amazing eyes. I would knock lightly on the window, and he would turn its head to look at me. I was fascinated. I decided to work on symbols with him. Owls symbolize wisdom because they can hear and see what we cannot. “They understand the bigger picture.” The Earth with the Tree of Life is my symbol for Unity when human beings worshiped Nature before monotheist religions were created.