Why Owl's Well?
Owl. . . . My maiden name is Yowell, so I grew up with Owls as an important family symbol. Today I’m known as “Gramma Owl”. Owl is linked with magic, Mystery, and ancient wisdom. This “wise old bird” lives in darkness and is associated with the moon. Owl is a symbol of the feminine and fertility, with the moon's cycles of renewal. In mythology, Owl is related to this wisdom and femininity.
Well. . . . The word Well means good health. Think of well-being, welcome, well-meaning, well-connected, and wellness. In ancient times the Well was located at the center of the community. From the Well, the community drew water, the basic sustenance for life. Metaphorically, the Well represented all the social resources of the community that were necessary to endure and thrive.
Owl’s Well. . . . I love how Owl’s Well is a play on “All’s Well”. This reminds me of the famous quote by the medieval anchoress and mystic, Julian of Norwich:
“All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”