Owls come in parliaments. Sometimes congresses. But today's parliaments and congresses don't seem to be as wise as the owls symbolize. (Did I just write a sentence from which I could not extract myself?) Anyway, one of the suggestions I've seen on the internet--so it must be true--is a sagaciousness. Since I attended one of the handful of colleges that have an owl as the mascot (representing Athena), I like the sound of that better. I've also been enamored of the owl trend in decorating because, hello! alma mater.